Indian Super League

East Bengal sack Jose Manuel Diaz; Renedy Singh appointed interim manager

Mudeet Arora
East Bengal sack Jose Manuel Diaz
East Bengal sack Jose Manuel Diaz / ISL

Indian Super League club SC East Bengal have announced the departure of their head coach Jose Manuel Diaz and assistant Angel Puebla Garcia.

Both parties mutually agreed to part ways with the club sitting at the bottom of the ISL table.

“SC East Bengal confirms that Jose Manuel Diaz and his deputy Angel Puebla Garcia have mutually agreed to part ways due to personal reasons,” the club said in a statement, as reported by ISL's official website.

“Former India captain and SC East Bengal assistant coach Renedy Singh has taken over charge as interim head coach,” the statement further added.

SC East Bengal CEO Col. Shivaji Samaddar said: "We thank Jose and Angel for their contribution and support to the team in the ongoing season. I wish both of them all the best for their future endeavours."

East Bengal have drawn four and lost four of their eight games in the ISL 2021-22 season. They next face Bengaluru FC on January 4, 2022.