Runners up from the previous Hero ISL season, ATK Mohun Bagan would be hoping to go one step further in the 2021-22 season. They have retained the core of the team and the coaching staff remains the same as well. They are amongst the favourites to win the title this time around and with the plethora of talent available to the club, they should be there and there about, come the end of the season.
Here’s how the ATK Mohun Bagan squad is shaping up ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Amrinder Singh | Arsh Anwar Shaikh | Avilash Paul
The Mariners have gone out in the market and roped in one of the best keepers in the country in Amrinder Singh. ‘Super Paji’ as the Mumbai fans used to call him, lifted both the Hero ISL Shield and the trophy in the previous season. They’d be backing Amrinder’s winning know-how to come good this season. Arsh Anwar and Avilash Paul would be Singh’s understudies for the season.
Ashutosh Mehta | Gursimrat Singh Gill | Tiri | Prabir Das | Subashish Bose | Pritam Kotal | Ravi Rana | Sumit Rathi | Ricky Shabong
ATK Mohun Bagan had the best defensive unit in the league in the previous season. Antonio Lopez Habas loves to deploy a back three and keep things compact in the middle of the park. They’d surely miss the class of Sandesh Jhingan this season but still have some solid defensive options. They have brought in Ashutosh Mehta from NorthEast United FC who is a national team right-back. Tiri, Pritam Kotal and Subashish Bose would be the key players this season as well. Sumit Rathi could be one of those who would be favoured given the new foreign players’ quota.
Abhishek Suryavanshi | Bidyananda Singh | Carl McHugh| Joni Kauko | Lenny Rodrigues | Sheikh Sahil | Engson Ningombam | Michael Soosairaj | Deepak Tangri
The Mariners have gone out and strengthened their midfield for this season. They have brought in Bidyananda from Mumbai City FC and Deepak Tangri who had a breakthrough season with Chennaiyin FC last year. Michael Soosairaj got injured in their season opener so he’ll be as good as a new signing for the current season. They have also got some European football experience in Joni Kauko that could be key. Carl McHugh and Lenny Rodrigues would be big players for them in the coming season as well.
David Williams | Hugo Boumous | Roy Krishna | Manvir Singh | Liston Colaco | Kiyan Giri
The most impressive signings for ATK Mohun Bagan have been in the forward line. They have got their hands on the league’s all-time highest assists provider in Hugo Boumous. They have retained the class of David Williams and Roy Krishna for yet another season. Manvir Singh is always improving and could be key this season. Liston Colaco is an exciting prospect who will surely entertain the Mariners.
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