Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos appointed Mridul Banerjee as the new assistant coach of the club on Monday. Banerjee replaces Shakti Chauhan who left the side earlier this month.

Banerjee joins Dynamos after completing his stint as the head coach of Mohammedan Sporting where he guided the team to a fourth-place finish in the second division of the I-League.

“It is the ideal step in my career at this point. ISL has grown immensely and is now the premier league of India and I am delighted to be a part of a club that has done extremely well during the last four years. The club has shown great faith in young footballers and as a coach it is a philosophy that I have as well, so I am looking forward to this new challenge with Delhi Dynamos,” said Banerjee.

The former East Bengal head coach joins the club with three decades of coaching experience that has seen him being associated with the likes of Mohun Bagan, Indian Arrows, India U-16 and India U-19, among others.

Banerjee is no stranger to success as he comes on the back of guiding West Bengal to a Santosh Trophy title last year.

The AFC A-Licensed coach guided the West Bengal U-21 team to two successive championships in 2001 and 2002 and also led Mohammedan Sporting to a second-place finish in the Calcutta Premier League in 2016. As a player, Mridul represented various premier division clubs in Kolkata during the period of 1975-1988.

“We are delighted to have someone like Mridul Banerjee on board. He comes with great experience and is the sort of coach who understands the club’s philosophy. Mridul is very well respected as a coach and we are confident that his tactical acumen and man management skills can help the club thrive,” said Delhi Dynamos director Rohan Sharma.