Former Mohun Bagan fullback Ashutosh Mehta has joined NorthEast United FC ahead of season 7 of the Indian Super League (ISL).
Ashutosh began his career under coach Khalid Jamil at Mumbai FC in 2011 and since then he has featured for a host of clubs both in the I-League and the ISL.
He was part of Khalid Jamil’s history-making Aizawl FC side, which in 2017 scripted Indian football’s biggest underdog story by winning the I-League.
Having plied his trade earlier for ISL sides Pune City FC and ATK, Ashutosh returned to Mohun Bagan for the 2019-20 season, and helped the side win their second I-League title.
“It is an honour to represent NorthEast United in the ISL and I am looking forward to playing in the league again. I have great memories of my time here in the Northeast and look at being a part of the NEUFC team. It is of course a pleasure to be working with coach Khalid again and I am sure we are going to achieve our goals this season,” Ashutosh said.
Speaking on the appointment, NEUFC’s first team assistant coach Khalid Jamil said: “I have worked with Ashutosh right from the start of his career and I am proud to see him grow into a top professional. When the opportunity to sign him presented itself, we decided to act quickly and get the deal over the line. Having won two I-League titles in the last four seasons, we know that Ashutosh brings loads of experience and calibre into the defence and we expect him to play an important role as the season rolls on.”