Indian Super League team Bengaluru FC have appointed Marco Pezzaiuoli as their new head coach. Marci will take over the managerial position of the club at the end of this season’s ISL and will be in charge of the AFC Cup Preliminary Stage in April.
Bengaluru FC haven’t had the best of ISL seasons so far with the club sitting at seventh position after playing out 17 matches. They also went through an eight game winless streak which was a first for the club.
Bengaluru FC appoint Marco Pezzaiuoli as head coach
The 52 year old coach has signed a 3 year contract with Bengaluru FC and will be in charge of them up until 2023-24. Naushad Moussa will remain in charge of the club till the end of this season and then Marco will be taking over.
Marco Pezzaiuoli has worked extensively with German youth sides during his time. He was the interim coach at Karlsruher SC in Germany wherein he was under German head coach Joachim Loew for sometime in 2000.
He also worked with Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in 2010/11 as their head coach but then was sacked after just three months. Bengaluru FC earlier parted ways with Carles Cuadrat after having a poor start under him.
Director Parth Jindal said, “Marco brings with him tremendous experience of having worked with clubs in the top tier in Europe and Asia, along with a significant stint with the age-group sides of the German National Team. What drew me to appointing him was his intent, organisation and clarity of thought on how he wants to take Bengaluru FC back to where we belong.
“Our ambition has been to play the AFC Champions League and I believe Marco has the vision and style to lead us there. The senior team aside, his expertise with youth will go a long way in helping us further build on the success of our academy. Marco’s appointment is a statement of intent from the club and about how serious we are about bringing Bengaluru FC back to the top.”