There is, perhaps, no better match for Robbie Fowler to begin his stint in India than the Indian Super League’s first-ever Kolkata derby. The man is, after all, the king of derbies.
His playing record is full of memorable derby moments. From scoring the winner in his very first Merseyside derby (Liverpool vs Everton), finding the net multiple times in the Manchester derby while playing for Manchester City, to even managing to create a goal in the Pennines derby — Manchester United versus Leeds United.
And now he gets to experience a fixture that is as old and as intense as any of the others he has experienced so far in the world.
The difference is, this time though, the 45-year-old will be in the dugout, in his new job as the ring-master for SC East Bengal. The fans of SC East Bengal and Fowler would know that there are few people more equipped to handle the heat of a derby than…