“He (Morgan) will join the side later this week but will only take over ahead of the Federation Cup,” East Bengal football secretary Santosh (Babu) Bhattacharya said after a meeting in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Morgan will succeed Biswajit Bhattacharya, who had resigned at the business end of the I-League following their 1-3 debacle in Bengaluru which dashed their I-League title hopes.
East Bengal will take on Sporting Clube de Goa at Barasat stadium Friday before concluding their I-League campaign in Shillong against Lajong FC April 24 under assistant coaches Debjit Ghosh and Sanjay Majhi.
Under the Englishman’s stint from 2010-2013, East Bengal had a fruitful season winning the Federation Cup in 2010, the IFA Shield, and the next season they finished I-League runners-up behind Dempo.
Morgan also had some other memorable moments helping the team to their maiden AFC Cup semi-final in 2013.
Morgan later coached Dempo but could not save them from relegation and at present he has contract with Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters FC.
But it’s learnt that he would come on loan from the ISL franchise like he did during his stint at the Goan club.