New Delhi: India’s search for new coach of the national team may end with Australian
According to reports in the Dutch media
The Indian team has not been a regular chief coach after
was sacked following the World Cup at home last year.
(HI) then advertised for the role and reportedly received multiple applications. However, there is no official word so far from HI on the number or names of people who have applied for the job.
“Graham Reid has immediately left as coach of Amsterdam.” The Australian announced this week to the Dutch big league that there is a concrete interest from India to become national coach there, “the report said.
“That was reason for the club, which suffered a historic 2-8 loss against HGC on Sunday and disappointedingly this season, Reid immediately dismissed,” it added.
Meanwhile, a press release from the club confirmed the development.
“The current disappointing results emphasize the need for change.” Furthermore, Reid has indicated that he has had a new challenge in the short term outside Amsterdam. The combination of these factors led to this decision, “The statement from the club.
The Indian team is currently in Ipoh, Malaysia, for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup under the guidance of
, who is also HI’s high performance director
Reid, who is Australia’s silver-medallist from the 1992 Olympics and bronze medallist from the 1990 World Cup, has creditable coaching credentials.
He was appointed Australia’s assistant coach in 2009 and went on to become the head coach, which included two Champions Trophy triumphs as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold.
After the 2016 Rio Olympics, he became the assistant coach of the Netherlands men’s team and the head coach of Amsterdam.
“Reportedly, Reid has not signed with India. But should he become a national coach in India, then the Dutch national coach Max Caldas must look for a new assistant national coach,” hockey.nl further reported.
After advertisements for the post in January, both doubled the deadline, which ends on February 28 with reportedly over a dozen applications from both foreign and Indian coaches.
Once the name of the coach is short-listed by HI, it is then forwarded to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that takes the final call.