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Bengaluru FC appointed former 1899 Hoffenheim manager Marco Pezzaiuoli the new head coach on a three-year performance-based contract that will see him stay at the club till the end of the 2023-24 Indian Super League (ISL) season.
“I’m very proud to be a part of Bengaluru FC, and excited about the challenge to bring the team back to the top. I am always keen to gather experiences in life and football and to make a difference wherever I go. I’m also keen to share my experience to help Indian football grow. I’m looking forward to joining the team as soon as I can,” Pezzaiuoli said.
He will take over as head coach after the ongoing season, meaning Naushad Moosa will remain the coach for the time being.
“Marco brings with him a 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,” Director Parth Jindal said.
“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,” Jindal added.
(Edited by Mandeep Joshi)