Mohali: Punjab FC has announced Sankarlal Chakraborty as their Indian Assistant Coach for the upcoming ISL season. Chakraborty was working as the Head Coach of I-League 2 side FC Bengaluru United and will now join with the coaching team of Head Coach, Staikos Vergetis.
An AFC Pro License Holder, Chakraborty started his managerial career with the Indian Football Association (IFA) Academy. He joined Mohun Bagan as their Assistant Coach and has worked under Subhash Bhowmick and Sanjoy Sen. He was appointed the Head Coach of Mohun Bagan for the 2017-2018 I-League season. He has then served as the Head Coach of Bhawanipore and Mohammedan SC before joining I-League side Sudeva Delhi FC for the 2022-2023 season. He was with I-League 2 side, FC Bengaluru United, before joining Punjab FC for this season.
As a player, he graduated from the TATA Football Academy and later joined Mohun Bagan. He represented East Bengal for six seasons before retiring.
Speaking about the signing, Football Director of Punjab FC, Nikolaos Topoliatis said, “Sankarlal is a great addition to the coaching staff at the Club. With his rich and vast football experience, he has a lot to share with the players and at the same time, he too can learn from our excellent coaching staff here. Together, we can hope to help the Club reach its set targets.”