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Trevor Morgan has helped East Bengal lift the Calcutta Football League for three straight seasonsReuters

Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters have appointed Trevor James Morgan as the new head coach of the side in place of Peter Taylor who was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.

The Englishman, who has been with the Blasters set-up ever since the inception of the team last year, has now been handed the charge of leading from the front and play around with his own tactics and strategies to bring the best out of the South Indian side.

Kerala Blasters have completely failed to capitalise on their previous year's form so far and are currently placed at the rockbottom, with just a win from six games in the ISL so far.

Fans who have followed the I-League closely will know how the 59-year-old Morgan changed the fortunes of Kolkata heavyweights East Bengal in three seasons -- between 2010 and 2013.

Morgan helped the Indian club in winning the Federation Cup in his first season with a win in the final against East Bengal's arch-rivals Mohun Bagan. The manager later on also helped his side win the Calcutta Football League (CFL) as well guided his team to the second place in the I-League.

And in his first year itself, fans started regarding him as one of the best coaches to helm East Bengal.

In the following seasons, Morgan achieved similar success with the club and one of the most noteworthy achievements was guiding East Bengal to an unbeaten run for a record 30 times in a calendar year. East Bengal also became the first Indian football club in history to reach the quarterfinals of the 2013 AFC Cup with an unbeaten record.

While the success may have come years back, it is debatable whether Morgan can cook up his magic once again with Kerala Blasters now that he has been handed the sole responsibility to manage the side for the rest of the season.

Former Indian international CV Pappachan remains positive.

"The coach-player relationship is mainly a psychological factor. Morgan will be able to extract more from the players than [Peter] Taylor due to his experience with Indian players," Pappachan told The Times of India.

Meanwhile, Mumbai City FC assistant coach Oscar Bruzon also feels that a coach always has the pressure of performing. 

"Pressure is beautiful and part of our life. The point is how you deal with the pressure. We were felt we were doing good things in the first three games but the results weren't coming," the Spanish coach said after his side's big win against NorthEast United FC on Wednesday.

"Today [Wednesday], after three games we are second. Two game days back, we were bottom. This is the nature of football. I live to fight against adversity. After the first games this season, I felt the pressure but now I'm relieved. Now we must not get over-confident," Bruzon added.

Trevor Morgan's first game in charge for Kerala Blasters as the head coach is against Chennaiyin FC that will be played in Kochi on 31 October.

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