Coach Carles Cuadrat extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2021

Under Carles Cuadrat, Bengaluru FC won its first Indian Super League title in March this year.

Carles Cuadrat will remain as Bengaluru FC's head coach until 2021   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

Carles Cuadrat will stay on as the Bengaluru FC head coach until 2021, the Indian Super League-winning club announced on Wednesday.

Cuadrat succeeded Albert Roca at the club last year, after the latter decided not to renew his contract.

Cuadrat has been with Bengaluru FC since 2016 when he was assisting Albert Roca. He took a small break from the club for health reasons in December 2018 and joined back as the head coach for the 2018-19 season.

The Spaniard tasted immediate success, helping Bengaluru FC win its first Indian Super League title and will now helm the club until the end of the 2020-21 season.

""I am delighted to continue my stay at a club that functions like a closely-knit family. I have spent three years at BFC and the fact that I’m willing to add two more, is testament of how happy I am at the club and in the city," Cuadrat said. 

"We achieved success last season and I would like to build on it. Importantly, we will be competing in Asia again and that’s a challenge we are all relishing. All footballing reasons aside, the love and support the fans have shown me definitely had a part to play in my decision of signing on a new deal,” he told BFC's official website.

Under Cuadrat, Bengaluru became the first team in the history of the ISL to have won the title after finishing on top of the table in the group stages. The Blues also boasted of an unbeaten record at home through the season.

BFC CEO, Parth Jindal, stated, “Carles had attracted attention from a host of clubs in the country and even the continent, who wanted to secure his services. However, the fact that he has chosen to stay with BFC is a fantastic testament to his belief in the project of this club

and country, which is to put Indian football on the world map.”