Chennaiyin FC had a largely forgettable season last time around. The club failed to put up a worthy challenge for the playoffs. Marina Machans, however, are looking to rebuild the team ahead of the upcoming season.
The most recent on their list is the center-back and Bengal captain, Monotosh Chakladar. This should prove to be a useful addition to the team considering their defensive record last season.
CFC announced the signing on their website. “Two-time champions Chennaiyin FC have signed Bengal captain and defender Monotosh Chakladar ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season 9,” the club stated.
Upon joining the club Chakladar mentioned: “I’m very excited to play in the ISL for the first time and that too for two times champions, Chennaiyin FC. My only motive now is to work hard, get into the first team and win titles with this team.”
Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani commented: “We are really happy to welcome Monotosh Chakladar to the Chennaiyin family. All of us at the club are aware of his leadership qualities and performances at the Santosh Trophy and we are excited to have him bring those qualities to the fold. I am certain he will fit in seamlessly into the team, and raise the overall level.”