XtraTime News Desk: Bastob Roy appointed as a new Head coach of East Bengal for the upcoming season. Technical director Subhash Bhoumick, General Secretary Kalyan Mazumdar and football secretary Rajat Guha was present in the press meet.
Bastab feels himself proud to join the club like East Bengal. Earlier, Ranjan Chowdhury joined as assistant coach though the club yet to finalise the name of their Physical trainer for the upcoming season.
“The East Bengal job is challenging. Just because it was East Bengal, I didn’t have to think twice. I am looking forward to work with Mr. Bhowmick,” said Roy.
“The pressure in East Bengal is more, fans expectations more and is more challenging. Maybe Mr Bhowmick thought he will be comfortable working with me that is why he chose me.” Later Bastab added.
Technical Director Subash Bhowmick said, “Initially Bastab rejected my offer. He was busy with ATK grassroots program. I had received seven applications from top Indian coaches. But later we spoke again and he agreed,”
“He has worked with two quality coaches like Molina and Habas. He has to understand that the pressure is immense. He has to learn how to handle that,” added the veteran.
Subash also provided an update on trainer Djair Miranda Garcia’s future at the club. “The club will take a decision on Garcia soon. The officials will decide keeping in mind the financial condition of the club,” he commented.