BFC part ways with assistant coach Cuadrat

Another Spaniard Huguet joins Roca's backroom staff

BFC part ways with assistant coach Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC, on Friday,  announced that they have parted ways with first team's assistant coach Carles Cuadrat by mutual consent after the Spaniard conveyed his decision to step down from the post owing to health concerns.

The announcement also marked the end of Head Coach Albert Roca's long-standing association with Cuadrat, having coached together at various clubs and national teams before arriving in India.

Cuadrat, who gained a reputation of being a master at set-pieces, was flown back for treatment after landing in Pune for the team's away game against FC Pune City on December 14 with a condition in his knee. Having been away from the field during Bengaluru's last two home games, the Spaniard had been sending his plans across to the head coach via emails.

"We landed in Pune for an away game and I had to fly back the same day for a surgery. I will now have to spend the next two months in recovery," said Cuadrat explaining his decision.

"I sat with the club management and we decided that it is best I take a step aside given how packed the calendar is. I won't be able to give the team and myself one hundred per cent. We are a professional team and need all hands on the deck at all times, which is why I have taken this decision."

Bengaluru, meanwhile, has  appointed another Barcelona-native Marc Huguet as the new assistant coach of the first team.  Huguet,  like Roca and Cuadrat, served as a coach in the FC Barcelona's youth setup.

The Spaniard was recently the assistant coach at FC Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgian 1st  Division, Cordoba CF in La Liga and RCD Mallorca in Segunda Division, and is expected to join Roca and his team in the first week of January, 2018.

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