Tuesday , August 9 2022

Stephen Constantine confirms he will coach East Bengal Club!

Former Indian national team head coach Stephen Constantine will return to India as the new head coach of East Bengal Club in the 2022/23 season.

Stephen Constantine on social media wrote, “Delighted and very excited at being made Head Coach of Emami East Bengal. Can’t wait to get over there and get to work.”

59 year old London-born Stephen Constantine has coached India twice, first between 2002 and 2005 and then he returned for a second stint from 2015 to 2019, which came to a tragic end as India were eliminated against Bahrain in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after a last minute penalty in Sharjah and Stephen Constantine resigned at the post-match press conference.

Stephen has also coached the national teams of Nepal, Malawi, Sudan, and Rwanda while also working with Millwall FC in England besides APEP, Nea Salamis, Ethnikos Achna, Apollon Smyrni and Pafos FC in Cyprus.

Stephen Constantine has been linked with different Indian Super League sides in the past, but only now he will return to coach a club side in India for the first time.

A joint statement from East Bengal Club and Emami Group said, “Emami Group and East Bengal club are delighted to announce that the former national team head coach, Stephen Constantine has been appointed as our head coach for the 2022-23 football season.”

Meanwhile East Bengal Club will sign the final agreement with their new investors Emami Group on Tuesday, August 2 and in the background the club management has been working to build a strong squad having signed some players on pre-contracts while losing out on some other targets due to the ongoing situation at the club.

Now that things are falling in place for East Bengal Club, one will have to see what kind of squad Stephen Constantine will have at his disposal and if the club has learned their lessons from the mistakes of the last couple of seasons.

All the best Stephen at the red and gold!

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