2) Carles Cuadrat
The Spaniard worked as Albert Roca’s assistant at Bengaluru FC when the latter was appointed head coach in 2016. He was named as the manager of Bengaluru in 2018 when Roca parted ways with the Blues. During his first year at the helm, Carles led Sunil Chettri and his men to the top of the points table, and their first ISL title in history. Bengaluru reached the playoffs again in the following season but was ousted in the semifinals by eventual champions ATK. Carles kept Bengaluru’s ship afloat for two seasons after Roca’s departure, but they struck a hole in it this season. As a result of an unusually poor start to the season, the club parted ways with Spaniard, bringing an end to Cuadrat’s 5-year stint in India.
1) Eelco Schattorie
Eelco has been involved in Indian football since 2012 when he took over the helm at Prayag United. The Dutchman won the club their first IFA Shield in history during his 2-year stint with them. He was named East Bengal’s new coach in 2015 but left the team after an average season. Elco returned yet again, this time with Northeast United in 2018. What followed was a highly successful season for the 49-year-old as he led the Highlanders to their first-ever playoff appearance. Kerala Blasters appointed Eelco as their new head coach in 2019 with an eye on winning their first ISL trophy. Under Schattorie, Kerala finished 7th in the points table and experienced yet another poor ISL season. The club parted ways with Eelco, and he is now an analyst on Star Sports.