‘United' booters name Morgan as coach

UNITED CITY FC yesterday appointed Trevor Morgan as its first coach as the rebranded club prepares for next month's pandemic-stalled AFC Cup.

“I cannot wait to get onto the training field with the players and look forward to working with a group of high-quality players and staff. I have been given a wonderful opportunity to help take an already very successful team to the next level and I will give everything I have to help improve our team and to further establish Philippine football as a force to be reckoned within Asia,” said Morgan.

UCFC's roster remains solid under Morgan with former Ceres-Negros standouts Stephan Schrock, Bienve Marañon, OJ Porteria and brothers Manny and Matt Ott leading the charge.

The club has also acquired young talents in national under-23 standouts Pocholo Bugas, Jordan Jarvis, Anthony Pinthus and Miggy Clariño.

A British-Australian, Morgan is a decorated football manager, having won a number of silverware during his stint with East Bengal in the Indian Super League — capturing eight trophies, including the Calcutta Cup in 2012-2013, and the Calcutta League in 2011-2013 and 2016-2017.

During his mentorship,  East Bengal reached quarterfinals of 2013 AFC Cup with an unbeaten record, a feat that no other Indian club has achieved in the history of the second-tier continental club competition.

Morgan was formerly a coach of the Bhutan national team.