ISL 2020-21 News; Bengaluru FC and Carles Cuadrat part ways

Former Indian Super League champion Bengaluru FC and head coach Carles Cuadrat have parted ways now by mutual consent, the club announced on Wednesday. The decision comes a day after facing third successive defeat which has happened for the first time since the coach cuadrat joined the club in 2017.  Naushad Moosa has been given the responsibility to coach the side with immediate effect.

As Cuadrat was having fifth season with the club after serving as assistant coach for 2 years for Bengaloru Fc under Albert Roca before taking up the role of head coach.

Commenting on the development, the Spaniard said: “I greatly appreciate the club for giving me the opportunity to be head coach. It has been a relationship where I have been treated really well and a club that I will always have fond memories of.

“I would like to thank the owners and management whose vision has been excellent, players who have always been at my service, the staff that I have worked with and that have stood by my side across five seasons and the fans, who have been tremendous in their support, and without whom we could never have carved out so many beautiful nights at the Kanteerava and away.

He added, “I wish the club all the luck through the season and beyond. This club and the people associated with it will forever be in my heart.”

Under his coaching tenure for Bengaluru FC they became the only team in the history of Indian Super League to top the table and win the title in the same season.

He also known for guiding Bengaluru team in such a way that they still hold the record of  most consecutive wins (six), unbeaten streak (eleven games) and clean sheets (eleven). Also players like Nishu Kumar and Rahul Bheke who played under his coaching for Bengaluru FC earned call-ups to the national team.

 Parth Jindal, Bengaluru FC’s director, said: “I want to express gratitude for everything that Carles has done for this wonderful football club. In the five years he has spent with us, he has been through all the ups and downs we’ve experienced at BFC. He was around when we lost the AFC Cup final and then the ISL final, before leading us to the ISL title on that night in Mumbai.”