Mohun Bagan’s head coach Santosh Kashyap resigned on Saturday, taking responsibility for the club’s poor performance in the current season so far.
The club said in a statement that Kashyap, who was appointed chief coach for the season in June, put in his papers in view of the team’s “below average performance in the current season 2012-13”.
Kashyap, a former Air India coach, was under pressure after Mohun Bagan’s early exit in the Federation Cup and back-to-back losses in the I-League. The club management has accepted Kashyap’s resignation, the statement said.
The Mohun Bagan coach, in fact, put up a brave face in Friday’s post-match conference and had said, “I’m still waiting for my first win… But I’m sure this team will spring back into action once we get a win.”
He also had opted not to comment when asked about his future at Mohun Bagan.
In fact, it was a repeat of last season in the Mohun Bagan camp as it was exactly a year ago, their high profile Englishman coach Steve Darby had tendered his resignation following their Federation Cup elimination.