The club announced Wednesday that former India manager Stephen Constantine would lead the Calcutta giants from East Bengal during the upcoming Indian Super League. Football giants East Bengal are in final negotiations with civilian investors Emami Group for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Constantine, 59, coached the national team at Busan Asian in 2002 when he was first named head coach. In 1999, he was appointed head coach of the Nepal national team, where he remained for several years before taking up a position as a youth coach in 2001 at AFC Bournemouth.
Constantine, who is well versed in Indian football, should be realistic about coaching for East Bengal in the Indian Super League. The bosses of East Bengal and Emami wanted to bring in Stephen Constantine as a coach from the first year of ISL. In addition to appointing coaches for the Calcutta League and Duran, the East Bengal bosses also heeded proposals from Giallorossi officials to establish foreign coaches for the ISL. This time, the names of the foreign coaches of ISL and Supercoppa were also announced. SC East Bengal has consistently lost to their historical rivals Mohun Bagan, a team that plays in the Indian Super League alongside ATK.
Stephen Constantine to take the reins ahead of the 2022-23 Indian Super League (ISL). Stephen’s choice was that it would be best to choose a foreign coach who knows the infrastructure of Indian football and Indian footballers like the back of his hand. The ISL side suffered one of its most poor campaigns in the 2021-22 season and is turning to the Englishman, who has a record for rebuilding clubs into strong powers, as he has accomplished with Rwanda, Nepal, and the Blue Tigers. Set-plays, moving the ball down the flanks and crossing into the centre, and counter-attacks are all part of the 59-year-old’s coaching. This tactic gives wingers more fabulous room to make forward runs like strikers.
Constantine has coached in Cyprus for most of his domestic career, with brief stints at Milwall and AFC Bournemouth. However, his most impressive term in Indian football was with the National team, which he managed twice, from 2002 to 2005 and from 2015 to 2019. During his first spell, which lasted from 2002 to 2005, India won the LG Cup in Vietnam, its first significant triumph outside the SAFF zone since 1970, when it took bronze at the Asian Games. The following year, the Blue Tigers finished runner-up in the first Afro-Asian Games, defeating Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Malaysia U21 on their route to the final but losing 2-1 to Uzbekistan.