Bengaluru FC have appointed German-Italian coach Marco Pezzaiuoli.
One of the most successful club in Indian Football in the last decade, Bengaluru FC, have finally got their man in Marco Pezzaiuoli. The Blues had sacked Carles Cuadrat after a poor string of performances and Naushad Moosa was appointed as the interim head-coach. After the game against ATK Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru FC are realistically out of the top 4 race and will shift their focus on the AFC Cup which is set to take place after a couple of months.
Marco is a coach who comes up with lot of experience as he has managed some top clubs in Germany such as TSG Hoffenheim. His latest stint was with Frankfurt, not as a head coach, but as their technical director. The 52-year-old tactician has worked with Asian clubs like Guangzhou F.C., Cerezo Osaka and Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the past.
Appointment of Marco will be a great news for the youngsters in Bengaluru FC as he has worked with youth teams of Germany previously. Marc-André ter Stegen, Kevin Volland, Mario Götze, Emre Can, etc., played under him in their early days.
ISL hasn’t seen many German players and coaches yet, and it will be interesting to see how things pan out for the Blues under their new German gaffer. Bengaluru FC will face Mumbai City in their next ISL game on 15th February at the GMC Stadium.