Odisha FC is gearing up to enter the upcoming season of the Indian Super League in a new avatar. Rampant changes are taking place right from the squad and coaching staff to the club executive level.
After having confirmed at least ten new signings in the squad, a new coach and the exit of the Chief Executive, the Bhubaneswar-based club has also named a new assistant coach.
Odisha FC has announced the signing of 64-year-old Gerry Peyton as Assistant Coach of the team ahead of the seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Peyton has been given a two-year contract.
Welcoming the new Assistant Coach, OFC President Rohan Sharma said, “I am thrilled to have someone of Coach Gerry’s caliber helping us out this year. His 15 years of experience at Arsenal will give a great lift to the boys, particularly our goalkeepers. He is someone who can help us achieve excellence on and off the pitch.”
Peyton expressed, “I am looking forward to working in India with my friend and colleague Stuart Baxter along with all the staff and players. Together we aim to build a successful project at Odisha FC that will leave a legacy for all of Odisha for years to come.”
Peyton played for numerous reputed clubs like West Ham United, Everton, Fulham and Chelsea and was a member of the coaching teams such as Arsenal, Fulham. Before joining Odisha FC, the former goalkeeper of the Irish national team was the assistant manager of Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse.