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Englishman Simon Grayson replaces Head Coach Marco Pezzaiuoli at Bengaluru FC

Englishman Simon Grayson replaces Head Coach Marco Pezzaiuoli at Bengaluru FC
Simon Grayson | Source: EFL

Bengaluru FC have appointed Englishman Simon Grayson as their new head coach to replace the outgoing Marco Pezzaiuoli.

Pezzaiuoli came into the BFC fold ahead of their AFC Cup campaign and for the remainder of the 2020-21 ISL where they failed to qualify for the play-offs. The following season (the recently concluded 2021-22 ISL), the Blues finished sixth and missed out on the play-offs again prompting the management to make a change.

Prior to taking up coaching, the 52-year-old Grayson was a professional football player who played in the English Premier League for Leicester City, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers. The right back/midfielder went onto play for multiple clubs in the English Football League (EFL) during the latter part of his career.

Simon began his coaching career with Blackpool in 2005 as player-manager. A year later, he retired from playing and guided the club to promotion from League One to the Championship in the 2006-07 season. His next stint was with Leeds United and he got them promoted to the Championship in 2010. Then in 2012, Grayson helped Huddersfield Town gain promotion to League One and the following season, he helped Preston North End secure promotion to the Championship.

Prior to joining Bengaluru FC, Simon had short stints Sunderland, Bradford City, Blackpool and in 2021, he was managing Fleetwood Town.

TeamFromToPlayedWonDrawLossWin %
Blackpool10 November 200523 December 200816360515236.81
Leeds United23 December 20081 February 201216984404549.7
Huddersfield Town20 February 201224 January 20134917151734.69
Preston North End18 February 201329 June 2017235104745744.26
Sunderland29 June 201731 October 20171837816.67
Bradford City11 February 20188 May 20181435621.43
Blackpool6 July 201912 February 20203813121334.21
Fleetwood Town31 January 202124 November 20214313102030.23

Simon prefers to play in 3-5-2 Flat formation and over the course of his managerial career has averaged 1.52 points per match.

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