"East Bengal job is challenging. Just because it was East Bengal, I didn't have to think twice. I am looking forward to working with Bhowmick," Roy, who was associated with ATK since 2015 as an assistant coach, told reporters at the announcement in the club tent.
"There is more of an opportunity here. As a coach, I have to prove my worth. One thing I learned from ISL coaches is discipline.
"The pressure in East Bengal is more, fans expectations are more and the challenge is more. May be Bhowmick thought he will be comfortable working with me that is why he chose me," he added.
Elated with Roy's appointment, Bhowmick said: "Initially Bastab rejected my offer. He was busy with ATK's grassroot program. I had received seven applications from top Indian coaches. But later we spoke again and he agreed."
"He has worked with two quality coaches like Molina and Habas. He has to understand that pressure is immense. He has to learn how to handle that," Bhowmick said.
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