Veteran coach Shafiqul Islam Manik is set to take charge of struggling Bangladesh Premier League outfit Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra after Maruful Haque resigned from his post on Friday.
Sheikh Russel owner and officials have been in touch with Manik in the last couple of weeks as the club have been stuttering in the top-flight from the beginning of this season.
Out of six rounds played so far in the premier league, Sheikh Russel have experienced their worst start in history, losing five matches, drawing one and winning none under the guidance of Maruful.
They also failed to perform upto expectations in the Independence Cup and Federation Cup while in the Asian Football Confederation Cup Qualifiers in Bhutan, they lost one and drew the other game to crash out of the event.
Maruful, who guided Sheikh Russel to the treble in the 2012-13 season, had nothing to say following his team's recent performances.
“I can say I failed. I couldn't motivate my team. The team failed to perform upto their ability. As a coach I have to take responsibility,” said the former Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and national team coach.