After finishing third in the I-League following a difficult season, things looked somewhat okay from the outside at Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan but behind the scenes problems and egos have been clashing or not communicating in recent weeks and months.
Mohun Bagan’s assistant secretary Srinjoy Bose and finance secretary Debashish Dutta resigned in the afternoon and then held a press conference at the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club on the Kolkata Maidans.
Here Srinjoy Bose told the media, “This is not an overnight decision. We have been thinking about it for about four years now. We have not found a solution and the situation has worsened. No one is indispensable.”
Both alleged that there has been a state of non-cooperation from club secretary Anjan Mitra, which has been making their work within the club difficult.
But Debashish Datta went on to add, “The team is in safe hands with coach Shankarlal Chakraborty. We have recently pruned the squad to 25 and they will leave for Bhubaneswar on March 19 for practice. They (Anjan Mitra and his office bearers) have a lot of time left to make a champion squad for next season.”
The club office bearers will now have to sit down and decide how to take things forward.