SC East Bengal have replaced English goalkeeping coach Leslie Cleevely with Mihir Sawant for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.
Mihir Sawant is a seasoned goalkeeping coach, having helped Gokulam Kerala FC win the I-League last season. The 34-year old joins the Red-and-Gold Brigade from Kolkata rivals Mohammedan Sporting Club, following spells with Jamshedpur FC and Churchill Brothers.
“I am happy to be part of SC East Bengal, one of the biggest clubs in Indian football. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. We have some amazing goalkeepers in our squad, and I am looking forward to working with them and helping the team get better,” Mihir Sawant said.
Mihir replaces Cleevely, who joined the club at the start of the season and was with the team for the first 11 games.
SC East Bengal are supposed to take on FC Goa on Wednesday, January 19.