Forty Four Year Old Joins Simon Grayson’s Backroom Staff On Three-Year Deal
Bengaluru FC have appointed former Indian midfielder Renedy Singh as Assistant Coach on a three-year-deal, the club announced on Thursday. Renedy, who was most recently the Assistant Coach and Interim Head Coach at East Bengal, will be part of Simon Grayson’s backroom staff for the 2023-24 season.
“I’m really excited for what lies ahead in the form of a new challenge with Bengaluru FC. This is a club that raised the standards of professionalism in Indian football, and I’m keen to play a part in their journey over the coming years. I’m looking forward to joining the team in preseason and working our way towards what will hopefully be another successful season,” said Renedy, after the completion of formalities on his deal.
Singh, who had an illustrious playing career, turned out for East Bengal FC, Mohun Bagan AC and Shillong Lajong among other clubs, before hanging up his boots in 2015.
A former captain of the Indian National Team, Singh made 72 appearances for India between 1998 and 2011, and was part of the side that won the SAFF Championship (2005, 2011), Nehru Cup (2007, 2009) and AFC Challenge Cup (2008). The Manipur-native was also part of the Indian team at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring Renedy on board, as he brings with him a huge amount of experience both as a player and as a coach. His ability to bring the best out of Indian players will be vital as we enter an important phase at the football club and on behalf of Bengaluru FC, I want to welcome him and wish him luck,” said Blues’ Director of Football, Darren Caldeira.
Between 2015 and 2016, Singh was Assistant Coach at FC Pune City, before joining NEROCA FC as Head Coach in 2019. Having joined East Bengal as Assistant Coach in 2020, he was appointed Interim Head Coach for a brief period in the 2021-22 campaign. Notably, Singh fielded an all Indian eleven against Jamshedpur during his term, the first time this had occurred in the Indian Super League.