Bengaluru FC part ways with Ashley Westwood

Ashley Westwood and BFC part ways
Ashley Westwood and Bengaluru FC part ways, Picture Courtesy: Hindustantimes
Ashley Westwood parted ways with Bengaluru FC by mutual consent earlier today. The Englishman won two I-League and one Federation Cup title in the span of just three years. Westwood was the first coach of Bengaluru FC since its formation(2013). The former Manchester United Academy graduate won the "I-League Coach of the Year" award twice during his spell.

Parth Jindal, the CEO of Bengaluru FC said,"It’s been an extremely difficult time for the management of the club to part ways with Ashley Westwood. The decision hasn’t been the easiest to take but like always, it is one made in the best interests of Bengaluru FC. We sat across the table with Ashley and arrived at a consensus together. We would like to thank Ashley for what has been a phenomenal three years with the club. His work ethic and desire to succeed during his tenure has been second to none and the role he has played in putting BFC on the football map will always be a part of the club’s history. He will always be welcome at BFC. We wish him all the best for the future and I am sure he will move on to bigger leagues successfully."

Ashley Westwood was quoted saying,"I am extremely proud of my time and achievements during my tenure at BFC. I came to the country with a blank canvas, tasked with helping to build a club from scratch, improve Indian football and to try to produce some players to go on to represent the country. I feel with 3 major trophies, multiple ‘Coach of the Year’ awards and developing as many as 10 players to go on to represent India across different ages, I have achieved all of my objectives. I would like to thank the players, staff and management team for their efforts and support and I also want to thank the most important and fundamental part of this club, the fans, especially the West Block Blues who will always have a very special place in my and my family’s heart. My time with BFC has been a memorable one and I’ll never forget all that we achieved. I’m saddened to leave but I know I have left the club in a very strong position as Champions of India once again and safely through to the quarter finals in the AFC Cup. I wish the club all the best for the future."
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