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Mohun Bagan top officials step down citing non-cooperation

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Cracks have surfaced in the after they failed to win the title as senior officials and today stepped down from their posts, alleging non-cooperation from

Club's assistant Bose and Dutta put in their papers this afternoon and later called a at the Journalists' Club to convey their decision.

"This is not an overnight decision. We have been thinking about it for about four years now. We have not found a solution and the situation has worsened. No one is indispensable," Bose told reporters.

Asked whether the players would suffer due to this and with the Super Cup coming up in a few days' time, Dutta said, "The team is in safe hands with

"We have recently pruned the squad to 25 and they will leave for Bhubaneswar on March 19 for practice. They (and his office bearers) have a lot of time left to make a champion squad for next season," he added.

When contacted, Mitra said he will react only after discussing with his committee members.

"I'm hearing about the resignation, I've not yet seen the letter. I will take a decision after meeting the committee members," Mitra said.

The 2015 champions finished third in the season, ahead of arch-rivals East Bengal as both the Maidan heavyweights failed to live up to the expectations in yet another forgettable season.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:15 IST