The infamous lack of patience of Kolkata clubs has once again come to forefront as some sections of the media have tipped Mohun Bagan to dismiss Steve Darby after the Federation Cup debacle. However, Bagan's problems lie in the squad balance and not in Darby's coaching.
Mohun Bagan is one of the most successful clubs in Indian Football. Nothing personifies Mohun Bagan's success in All India tournaments better than the club's record in Federation Cup. Over the years the Fed Cup has proved to be Mohun Bagan's most favourite tournament and has almost become synonymous with the club.
Mohun Bagan is looking all set to bounce back from their disappointment of last season after employing new coach Steve Darby and signing the likes of Odafa Okalie and Sunil Chhetri. Asia’s oldest club suffered the shame of going an entire season trophy less last season and has invested heavily in transfers this season. With a squad good enough to challenge the best in Indian football, the Green and Maroon fans will be looking forward to a silverware laden season.
In this exclusive interview TheHardTackle's Kolkata correspondent Kaustav Datta catches up with Mohun Bagan's newly appointed high profile coach Steve Darby and the duo discusses about the Englishman's vision of Indian football, experience with the Kolkata giants, the much anticipated duel with East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan and the future plans.
Last season, Mohun Bagan endured one of their worst run of forms in decades. Mohun Bagan officials have moved quickly to reinforce their squad for the coming season, and most importantly, Steve Darby has been announced as coach. TheHardTackle takes a closer look at the new coach of Mohun Bagan.