Bengaluru FC decided to proficient Italian Marco Pezzaiuoli as its new head coach on a three-year performance-based contract on Friday.
He will take charge of the club following the ongoing ISL.
Pezzaiuoli’s first duty will be in the AFC Cup Preliminary Stage two on April 14. The agreement will run till the end of the 2023-24 season.
Pezzaiuoli vocalized, “I am very satisfied to be a part of Bengaluru FC, and eager about the challenge to bring the team back to the top.I repeatedly keen to gather experiences in life and football and to be accomplished to make a deviation wherever I go. I am also wishing to measure my experience to help Indian football spread.”
Discussing on the appointment, Bengaluru FC Director Parth Jindal said, “Marco brings with him massive experience of having worked with clubs in the top tier in Europe and Asia, along with a remarkable run with the age-group sides of the German national team.What drew me to assign him was his intention, 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 imagination and style to lead us there.”He added.
Foregoing champions are currently in a tough state to qualify for the play-offs as they are in the seventh position with 19 points with three matches left.
Pezzaiuoli began his coaching career as the Youth Director at Bundesliga second division side Karlsruher SC, while his earliest session outside Germany was with Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC in South Korea, where he won the K-League Cup in 2004.
He came back to Germany and took charge of the youth teams. With the likes of Mario Gotze, Marc Andre ter Stegen, Shkodran Mustafi and Bernd Leno, his U-17 side won the European Championship in 2009.
Together with Matthias Sammer, he put simulltaneously a new football philosophy and training line up for the national team ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also worked as the team analyst for Germany at Euro 2008.
Pezzaiuoli then joined Ralf Rangnick as an subordinate at TSG Hoffenheim, coaching players like Robert Firmino and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
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