Odisha FC coach Peyton to head home, Steve Dias to take over the reins for remaining games

According to a press release by Odisha FC, their Interim Head Coach Gerald Peyton has decided to leave for his home citing personal reasons after the Club’s game against FC Goa. Peyton will not be available for the club’s remaining two matches as Steven Dias will fill his shoes as the Interim Head Coach in the games against Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal. Coach Peyton expressed, “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.” Rohan Sharma, the Club’s CEO thanked Peyton and stated, “We thank Coach Gerry for stepping in at such a late junction in the season. We wish Coach Gerry and his family all the best through this troubling time. Everyone at the club is sending positive thoughts and prayers to his family.”

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