The Blues announced they had sacked Cuadrat after suffering their third straight loss of this ISL season, losing 3-1 to Mumbai City FC at Fatorda on Tuesday.
Bengaluru are currently fifth in the ISL standings, nine games into the season.
Bengaluru FC director Parth Jindal said that the decision had been made because the club felt that the team had moved away from the standards that they had set for themselves in the previous years.
“After deep deliberation with the management, we feel the club needs to head in a new direction – one where the ethos and philosophy of Bengaluru FC begins reflecting again. While we enjoyed success with Carles in the past, we felt there was a departure from the philosophy that we hold true this season, which prompted us to arrive at this decision,” Jindal said.
Cuadrat led Bengaluru FC to the ISL title in the 2018-19 campaign, in what was his first season in charge of the Blues. The Spaniard had taken over from Albert Roca, who he was assistant to before that.
However, in the 2019-20 season, Cuadrat oversaw the first-ever Bengaluru FC season that ended without a trophy. Cuadrat also managed the side through a disastrous AFC Cup campaign that ended before the group stages last season. They lost in the playoff round on penalties to Maldivian side Maziya.
Halfway through his third season, Cuadrat has now been sacked. On Tuesday night, he conceded that Bengaluru FC were out of the race to qualify for the AFC Champions League and that their target was now to finish in the top four.
Cuadrat will be replaced by Naushad Moosa, who is already with the squad and has been in charge of the Bengaluru FC B team for the last few years.
“I greatly appreciate the club for giving me the opportunity to be Head Coach. It has been a relationship where I have been treated really well and a club that I will always have fond memories of," Cuadrat said.
"I would like to thank the owners and management whose vision has been excellent, players who have always been at my service, the staff that I have worked with and that have stood by my side across five seasons and the fans, who have been tremendous in their support, and without whom we could never have carved out so many beautiful nights at the Kanteerava and away."
"I wish the club all the luck through the season and beyond. This club and the people associated with it will forever be in my heart."