Indian Super League: East Bengal have appointed Robbie Fowler as head coach for the subsequent two yr with former captain Rennedy Singh being his deputy.
- Last Updated: October 9, 2020, 8:09 PM IST
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Shree CementFormer England worldwide and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has been appointed the top coach of East Bengal for the subsequent two years, staff’s principal proprietor Hari Mohan Bangur mentioned on Friday.
“We have signed the contract last night (Thursday) and Robbie Fowler is expected to join the side directly in Goa within a week,” Bangur, who has acquired a majority stake in East Bengal, confirmed the event to PTI from Dubai.
“As of now, we have offered him a two-year contract which could be extended in due course,” Bangur mentioned.
Former India captain Rennedy Singh can be Fowler’s deputy. Rennedy is a former East Bengal captain additionally.
The proprietor and managing director of Shree Cement Limited, who has acquired a majority stake of 76 per cent, additional revealed that the staff can be recognized as SC East Bengal as they together with Mohun Bagan make it a 11-team ISL.
“It could be Sporting Club East Bengal or Shree Cement East Bengal as per your interpretation. We as a corporate group cannot prefix ‘Shree Cement’ to East Bengal so we have decided the team as ‘SCEB,” he mentioned.
Premier League’s all-time seventh highest purpose scorer with 163 strikes to his identify, the previous English striker was a product of Liverpool youth academy and made his senior staff 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 City.
In his managerial profession, Fowler was with A-League facet Brisbane Roar FC final season once they completed fourth.
Bangur mentioned the primary precedence can be to make up for the misplaced time.
“We are already short on preparation, and will start with a handicap. So he will assemble the squad as early as possible in Goa. We will look to make a competitive side,” Bangur mentioned.
The 45-year-old Fowler additionally coached Thailand’s high division membership Muangthong United in the course of his enjoying season there and guided the staff to 3rd place.