Mohun Bagan coach in a soup again

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Mohun Bagan coach Subrata Bhattacharya may be served a show cause notice for his alleged objectionable behaviour against some club authorities.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:28 IST
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There's a cloud hanging over one of India's premier football club, Mohun Bagan. Already under tremendous pressure to win Tuesday's match against Valencia in Maldives, the club is now in deeper trouble. The executive committee of the Club is about to serve a show cause notice to coach Subrata Bhattacharya, for his alleged objectionable behaviour against some club authorities. Subrata had achieved the status of a hero when his team, the Mohun Bagan Club had won the NFL trophy a few months back. But today, the coach is a bitter man. The team's executive committee, which met in the first week of October, had decided to issue a show cause notice against him, for his alleged unpleasant remarks about club assistant general secretary, Balaram Choudhury. "At this juncture we are not issuing the show cause notice because we have to go to Maldives for the game. But after coming back we will issue a notice and ask him to explain," said Anjan Mitra, Secretary, Mohun Bagan Club. The dispute arose when the coach had allegedly made a statement that some people were involved in spoiling Mohun Bagan's chances in the local league, naming Mr Choudhury. This had angered club officials who demanded that action be taken against him. Mr Bhattacharya, however, claims he is being targetted by club officials. "I have always been given show cause notices when people don't like me. This is the fifth time I am being given this. Let me get it, I will see what it says and I will respond to it," Subrata said. With the club obviously going through a rough patch, with poor performance in the local league, the show cause notice, if served, could further make matters worse.

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