Meulensteen and Sanjoy Sen slipped: The future of the Coaches in Indian Football Is Uncertain

Soumik Datta  |  Just in  |  1 Year Ago

Sacking Of Rene Meulensteen From Kerala Blasters’ Head Coach Post

Kerala Blasters' head coach Rene Meulensteen parted way with the club management with mutual consent of both the sides. Rene Meulensteen cited personal reasons for his resignation from the Head Coach post of the Kerala Blasters side.


When Rene Meulensteen was asked about his departure he said, "I like to thank the management, staff, players and amazing fans for this experience and wish them well for the future"

When CEO of Kerala Blasters, Varun Tripuraneni was asked about this matter, he told, “The club likes to thank Rene for all the hard work in his time at the club."



Kerala Blasters are really showing awful performance in this season’s Indian Super League. They have only collected 7 points from their 7 encounters so far. They have reached the final of Indian Super League twice but lost in both the occasions. This season the club management were desperate to bring the trophy in their club and they signed Dimitar Berbatov as the Marquee Player of the club. But the team was not able to perform in the big stage. Recently they were beaten by Bengaluru FC in the South Indian Derby and that leaded to the sacking of Rene Meulensteen from the Head Coach position.


Rene Meulensteen was previously the first team coach of Manchester United and had managed Fulham in his managerial career. But his strategies did not work out for the Blasters in this season. According to various sources Stuart Pearce,who is currently assisting Victor Moyes in his managerial job at West Ham United, is chosen by the Blasters team management to take over the charge of the team for the rest of the season.

Resignation Of Sanjoy Sen From Mohun Bagan’s Head Coach Post

Mohun Bagan Coach Sanjay Sen announced his resignation from the post in the post match conference of Mohun Bagan vs Chennai City FC match. Mohun Bagan were defeated by Chennai City FC with a margin of 2-1 in Mohun Bagan's home ground. This literally turned the supporters of the club mad and there seemed to have violence in Mohun Bagan ground.


Bricks are being flung around from the gaps of the gallery towards the where Sanjoy Sen is conducted his last press conference as Mohun Bagan head coach. The supporters showed their grief in front of the club tent with a slogan of 'Go Back Sanjay Sen’.



Sanjay Sen had helped Mohun Bagan to win the I League in 2014-15 season and Federation Cup in 2015-16 season. They were the runners up in both I League and Federation Cup previous season. But things had not gone according to the plans of Sanjay Sen this season. They are already 7 Points behind the League leaders East Bengal in this moment. The draw against 10 men Indian Arrows side in the previous home game had started the speculation of his resignation and today's defeat sealed it completely. Shankarlal Chakraborty, the assistant coach of Mohun Bagan will serve as the interim coach of Mohun Bagan at this point of time.


So, from the above discussion we can conclude that the coaching job in India is of high risk as the supporters and the club management always want immediate result and if someone is not able to give it, he would be sacked. This policy is never going to increase the level of football in our country. We should give more time to a coach to settle his team ; at least a full season. Only then the coach will be able to produce the best from the players otherwise this policy will take our country's football way back.


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