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East Bengal appoint Bastab Roy as head coach

Kolkata, May 18: Former ATK assistant coach Bastab Roy was on Friday appointed head coach of city football giants East Bengal for the upcoming season.

Bastab was one of the contenders for the post left vacant after predecessor Khalid Jamil was sacked by the club following another failed attempt to win the I-League crown.

“Being coach of East Bengal is challenging. There is more opportunity here. Just because it’s East Bengal, I didn’t think twice. I am looking forward to working with (technical director) Subhash Bhowmick,” Bastab told reporters at the club tent here. IANS

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