Ranjan Dasgupta: We can give 100% stake but doesn’t want to lose their presence
East Bengal’s assistant General secretory Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says they are keen to do everything possible to play in the top tier league.
While speaking with SportStar Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says they are very enthusiastic to play in ISL.
Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says whenever it’s possible they will play in ISL
“Whenever it is possible, we will play in the ISL. But we cannot say when we can join ISL. It is a legacy club and it has its heritage. But we have to change ourselves a bit and we are trying to reach that point and when that happens we will join ISL. But we cannot say when it will happen,” Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta told SportStar.
Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says they want to change in the management
“This is a demand of the day and we have to change. Just because we have a legacy, we cannot live with just that. We have to change. But it will not happen in a day. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, our plans got disrupted. But we are trying our level best to make changes. We need to abide by the rules of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). We have to discuss everything with the authorities.”
Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says they will get new investor soon
“Before we had Kingfisher as a sponsor. I don’t think we will ever have a sponsor like that. They helped us greatly during the ASEAN Cup. We hoped Quess will also behave in the same way. Unfortunately, the relationship ended with them. We wanted to continue the association but they didn’t want to. In the future, we will try to follow the right path. I am sure we will get a new investor soon and keep serving Indian football like in the past.”
Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta says they can give 100% stake but they don’t want to lose their presence
“We can give 100 percent stake but it is about the legacy and prestige of the club. You cannot just lose your presence. We will do what will be the right thing for the club and we will do everything for the benefit of the club,” Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta concluded.