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I-league winning coach to replace Trevor Morgan at East Bengal

Written by: Punit Tripathi

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The Englishman has overseen another frustrating season for East Bengal, taking them from title-winning position to mid-table. . .

Khel Now sources have informed that former Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood could make a stunning comeback to the country. The source also informs that the former English footballer will not be making his comeback at his former club but to one of the Kolkata giants. According to the source, East Bengal have made the first move after having another topsy-turvy season under the experienced Trevor Morgan.

The source has revealed that talks with Westwood are in advanced stages and might just be brought in for the Federation Cup, with a look at the future. Ashley won 2 I-league titles in his time with Bengaluru FC and is known as a brilliant man-manager, tactician with an eye for youth. The core of the Bengaluru FC team which reached the finals of the AFC Cup was also formed by him.

If talks with Ashley do not go through, East Bengal have kept Armando Colaco as their second option. The former Dempo coach has coached the Reds and Golds in the recent past and was their manager from 2013-15. Colaco is known to have superb knowledge of Indian footballing scenario and his Dempo side of 2000-2006 was one of the best teams in Indian club football history.

Ashley Westwood last worked as the manager of Penang FA, a Malaysian Super League side. Bengaluru FC fans might find this troublesome and would not like this move to go through. Ashley have time and again said he would love coming back to India, and with East Bengal, the British manager will have enough money and manpower to apply himself correctly.

Published: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:50 PM IST

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