Senior Mohun Bagan officials Debashis Dutta and Srinjoy Bose resigned from their posts on Monday, alleging non-cooperation from club secretary Anjan Mitra.
The resignations of the club’s assistant secretary Bose and finance secretary Dutta come days after Bagan failed to win the 2017-’18 I-League season, finishing third behind champions Minerva Punjab and Neroca FC.
“This is not an overnight decision,” Bose told reporters in Kolkata. “We have been thinking about it for about four years now. We have not found a solution and the situation has worsened. No one is indispensable.”
Asked whether the players would suffer due to this especially with the Super Cup coming up in a few days’ time, Dutta said, “The team is in safe hands with coach Shankarlal Chakraborty.
“We have recently pruned the squad to 25 and they will leave for Bhubaneswar on March 19 for practice. They have a lot of time left to make a champion squad for next season,” he added.
Mitra said he will react only after discussing with his executive committee members. “I’m hearing about the resignation, I’ve not yet seen the letter. I will take a decision after meeting the executive committee members,” he said.
The 2015 I-League champions finished ahead of arch-rivals East Bengal but both the heavyweights failed to live up to the expectations in yet another forgettable season.