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Trevor Morgan to take over as Dempo SC Head Coach

Trevor Morgan
Trevor Morgan

Picture courtesy Kerala Blasters FC

Dempo SC has announced the arrival of Trevor Morgan as their new Head Coach. Morgan takes over from the recently departed Arthur Papas and is no stranger to Indian football. Morgan has most recently coached Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC.

Morgan’s first foray into Indian football started in 2010 with East Bengal Club where it didn’t take him much time to make his mark. In his first season with the club he led them to the Federation Cup finals where they defeated arch-rivals Mohun Bagan AC. In the same season East Bengal also won the Kolkata Premier League, Mohammedan Platinum Jubilee Cup and finished 2nd in I-League. In the 2011–12 I-League season, an impressive East Bengal finished as runners-up in the I-League and turned up as second placed in the Federation Cup having won the IFA Shield later. East Bengal managed to win the Super Cup too that season. On May 14, 2012, he guided East Bengal to win the Kolkata Premier League, making it three trophies for the season.

Morgan who remains one of the most successful foreign coaches to have coached East Bengal, as well as one of the most successful foreign coaches in Indian football said, “I’m very pleased to be joining the Dempo Sports Club family. Dempo SC has been one of the most successful teams in the Hero I-League over the years and I am eager to work with and get the best out of this very talented group of players. I’d also like to thank the Chairman, Mr. Shrinivas Dempo and the rest of the support staff for a warm welcome and I look forward to a successful stint with the club.”

Speaking on the arrival of Trevor Morgan as new Head Coach, Shrinivas Dempo, Chairman of Dempo SC said, “We are extremely pleased to have Trevor on board. It was imperative that we brought a coach on board who is familiar with Indian football and in Trevor we have found precisely that. I wish him all the very best for the rest of the season and look forward to seeing him bring the best out of this talented pool of players.”