Dutch coach Eelco Schattorie will arrive here on Friday to take charge of Prayag United SC, replacing Sanjoy Sen. The management of Prayag United asked Sen to continue as the Dutchman’s assistant but he declined the offer. Sen said he preferred to work independently and opted to resign.

Sen, who was in charge of the team for over two seasons, had a shaky start to the season as the team exited early from the Federation Cup. The management refused to accept the defeat as it has spent a lot on big-name signings.

The 41-year-old Dutch coach’s name cropped up as soon as the team lost its fourth round I-League encounter against Shillong Lajong FC barely four days ago.

Schattorie will be reaching the city just in time to attend the team’s practice ahead of Saturday’s fifth round I-League contest against United Sikkim FC. — Principal Correspondent

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