First managerial sacking of the Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters coach Taylor leaves club

Kerala Blasters coach Peter Taylor has left the club by 'mutual decision' in what is the first managerial sacking in the Indian Super League's young history.

"Kerala Blasters announced that Peter Taylor has left the club with immediate effect following a mutual decision. Kerala Blasters thanks Peter for his efforts and contribution during the association. Trevor Morgan will presently assume the responsibilities of Kerala Blasters team," the club said in a press release.

Last year's finalists lost their fourth match in a row when they went down 3-2 against FC Pune City at The Balewadi on Tuesday evening, leaving the team bottom of the table after six league games.

Peter Taylor. ISL

Peter Taylor. ISL

Following the loss, Taylor had admitted that his team had 'given themselves a mountain to climb' and that only a 'fantastic run of wins' could save them.

Taylor has previously managed Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Hull City and even took charge of the England senior team for a match, but it seems that Kerala's management ran out of patience with the 62-year-old. The Blasters still have eight league games left to play before the semifinalists are decided.

The Kochi-based team had won their first fixture 3-1 against NorthEast United and drew their second game against Mumbai City. Taylor had said that he would have taken four points from the first two games in any league, but since then, things have gone downhill.

Morgan has led East Bengal to a Federation Cup and Kolkata Premier League championship.

Kerala Blasters is owned by Sachin Tendulkar (60 percent), PVP Ventures (20 percent) and Muthoot Pappachan Group (20 percent).


Updated Date: Oct 28, 2015 21:54 PM

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