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Oscar Bruzon in advanced talks to replace Santosh Kashyap at Mumbai FC

Written by: Punit Tripathi

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Two other names are also in the reckoning. . .

It’s finally Holi for Mumbai FC fans as their head coach Santosh Kashyap has been sacked. Sources close to Khel Now have revealed that the sacking came earlier this week but Kashyap has been given the official letter on Saturday morning. Former Sporting Clube De Goa and Mumbai City FC coach Oscar Bruzon is leading the line to become the head coach as the Yellow Brigade management have contacted him and the parties are in advanced talks.

Santosh Kashyap has left the club in shambles at the bottom of the I-league table

There have been clear indications in the past that the former Mohun Bagan FC coach had lost his dressing room, as he had a turbulent relationship with several players and even club captain Steven Dias. The coach was also accused of putting the blame solely on the players when he released Steven, Allan Dias and Pratik Chaudhary after a poor series of performances. If the team wasn’t enough, the coach soured his relationship with even the faithful Yellow Brigade, Mumbai FC’s long-time fan base.

Also Read: Mumbai FC players revolt against Santosh Kashyap

The coach took a derogatory swipe at the fans, saying, “They are all from educated families, so they disrespecting their parents, their upbringing was wrong, that's why they are abusing me. They need to understand to respect everyone in this field; I too am trying my best.” The management knew his time has come and Khel Now has given this story prime reportage.

Read the report: Santosh Kashyap takes swipe at 'abusive' Mumbai fans after Shivajians thumping

Two other names are also in the reckoning. If Oscar does not take up the job, former Mohun Bagan and Shillong Lajong FC coach Stanley Rozario and former Mahindra United and Salgaocar coach David Booth can be given the nod. Khel Now, very recently, had released a report saying how the Mumbai FC management is responsible for the club’s dismal state and its recent romance with relegation.

Read: Mumbai FC management must foot the blame for the sorry state of the club. Here's why!

There was a meeting scheduled to take place earlier this week between the Yellow Brigade and the Mumbai FC management, but the management made up their mind on Kashyap’s sacking and it did not happen. It is a sensible decision in this season’s context as both Chennai City FC and Churchill Brothers have seen a positive turn in results ever since they sacked their former coaches. We hope the move helps to turn around the season for the Mumbai club and we see the Yellow colours in the air next season in the I-league.

Published: Sat Mar 18, 2017 01:39 PM IST

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