Bengaluru FC announced that Simon Grayson will take charge of the team for the Hero Indian Super League 2022-23 after the departure of Marco Pezzaiuoli. Grayson has made more than 500 appearances in English football and signs a two-year contract with the club. As a manager, he has overseen the promotion of four teams in English football and has managed 728 games for seven clubs.
“Coming to India was a possibility that I had looked into two years ago. But the pandemic put all things on hold. When the chance came across again, I was excited to look into it. This presents a new opportunity in my football career and it is one that really excites me,” new Bengaluru FC head coach Simon Grayson said. “When I spoke to the owner, his mindset was the same as mine. I want this club to be winning trophies again. I am aware that BFC has been very successful in the past but the last few years haven’t worked out like everybody would have liked it too. That happens in football – you learn from it and strive to do better – to get players to work harder on the pitch and off the pitch; that’s the exciting part for me.”
“BFC have some very good young players coming through from the academy and hopefully they’ve learned from their minutes in the first team last season,” he added. “I truly believe that they can be a massive asset to the football club, and coupled with the players who join, I think this is the perfect opportunity for me, especially because it will be a football season with the supporters. I’m coming not just to spend a period of time learning football in a different country. I’m coming here to win trophies at what is a fantastic football club.”