Odisha FC head coach Gerald Peyton has left the club due to personal reasons with former India international Steven Dias to be interim head coach for the final two matches of ISL-7.
Gerald Peyton in a statement said, “I have to return to Japan for personal family reasons. I have enjoyed coaching in India with Odisha FC and the players and staff have made the bio bubble warm and comfortable. To all the Odisha fans, thank you for your patience and support through this pandemic. Maybe, I will come back to India in the future and enjoy a normal life without Covid-19.”
Odisha FC CEO Rohan Sharma thanked Peyton for his contribution and said, “We thank coach Gerry for stepping in at such a late junction in the season. We wish him and his family all the best through this troubling time.”
Odisha FC will finish the season as the bottom side with Steven Dias going to coach them in the final matches against Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal.
— Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) February 19, 2021