ISL: East Bengal appoint Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler as head coach


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Former England worldwide and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has been appointed the pinnacle coach of East Bengal for a two-year tenure, workforce’s principal proprietor Hari Mohan Bangur stated on Friday.

“We’ve got signed the contract final night time (Thursday) and Robbie Fowler is predicted to hitch the aspect straight in Goa inside every week,” Bangur, who has acquired a majority stake in East Bengal, confirmed the event to PTI from Dubai.

“As of now, we’ve supplied him a two-year contract which may very well be prolonged in the end,” Bangur stated.

Fowler’s title was doing the rounds for greater than every week, however the announcement was caught within the logjam of switch of energy from East Bengal to Shree Cement Restricted and was made lower than 24 hours after the deadlock ended on Thursday.

“We’ve got already misplaced some priceless time however I am not bitter about it. It is a course of and it takes time. We’re handicapped as we’re brief on preparation, however hopeful about making up for it. We are going to put up a aggressive squad which might be introduced in a few days,” Bangur stated.

Former India captain Rennedy Singh might be Fowler’s deputy. Rennedy is a former East Bengal captain additionally.

The proprietor and managing director of Shree Cement Restricted, who has acquired a majority stake of 76 per cent, additional revealed that the workforce might be often called SC East Bengal as they together with Mohun Bagan make it an 11-team ISL.

“It may very well be Sporting Membership East Bengal or Shree Cement East Bengal as per your interpretation. We as a company group and as per the rules we can’t prefix ‘Shree Cement’ to East Bengal so we’ve determined to call the workforce as ‘SCEB,” he stated.

Premier League’s all-time seventh highest aim scorer with 163 strikes to his title, the previous English striker was a product of Liverpool youth academy and made his senior workforce debut in 1993.

He has been the third-higest goalscorer for the Reds the place he performed until 2001 earlier than switching allegiance to arch-rivals Leeds United after which Manchester Metropolis.

In his managerial profession, Fowler was with A-League aspect Brisbane Roar FC final season after they completed fourth.

The 45-year-old Fowler additionally coached Thailand’s prime division membership Muangthong United in the midst of his enjoying season there and guided the workforce to 3rd place.
East Bengal final month entered the ISL of their centenary yr, becoming a member of arch rivals Mohun Bagan — within the prime tier.

The membership’s journey to the ISL was facilitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who performed a pivotal position in getting Shree Cement on board.
The seventh version of India’s top-flight soccer league is slated to be held closed-doors at three venues of Goa from November third week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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