The club announced Pritam Kotal's extension through social media posts on Friday. He will remain at ATK Mohun Bagan for a third straight season.
Kotal is a bankable defender who commands respect in the Mariners' backline and helps Juan Ferrando's defence take shape.
Kotal, a seasoned name, has been crucial to the Mariners' success in the Hero ISL. Juan Ferrando's defence recorded 65 clearances, 62 tackles, 47 blocks, and 46 interceptions over the course of 22 games as they advanced to the Hero ISL 2021–22 semifinals.
The 28-year-old, who is also an essential member of the Blue Tigers' backline, has received praise from numerous experts and analysts for his outstanding defending abilities, with the former demonstrating this repeatedly.
Kotal has worked for a number of Hero ISL teams and was a member of the ATK FC team in 2016 when they won the league title.
With Pritam Kotal's contract renewal, Juan Ferrnado's team will have a deep squad and experienced players in key roles, positioning them well to compete for the Hero ISL championship in the coming season.