The technical committee of All India Football Federation has recently named the candidates for the head coach position of Indian men’s football team. Former Spanish footballer and manager of El Salvador, Albert Robert along two-time South Korean World Cupper Lee Min-sung have been suggested for the job of chief coach. Apart from these two football legends former Croatia national team manager Igor Stimac and former Sweden coach Hakan Ericson also joined the race in order to secure their berth as Indian team’s coach.
The Technical Committee headed by former Indian International footballer Shyam Thapa will hold the meeting to short-list the names of the suitable candidates for the position on May 8 or May 9. While announcing the session for discussing the name of the candidate, Thapa said, “it will again be in the form of interviews on Skype and then the most suitable name will be forwarded to the federation’s executive committee with recommendations. The executive committee will then take the final call”. Further, he also added that before sitting forth Skype interviews the committee will hold the discussion with All India Football Federation.
Right after the new coach will take responsibility and his first task would be preparing the Indian National squad for Kings Cup which is scheduled to be held at Buriram, Thailand. Indian men will play their matches on June 5 and June 8. Moreover, the preparatory national camp for the team will be starting from the third week of May under the guidance of the new head coach.
Earlier, in last week AIFF appointed Doru Isac of Romania as its new technical director after evaluating around 60 eligible candidates. Interestingly, the Romanian football manager had previously assisted the stalwart teams like France, Japan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, United States, Singapore and Qatar which could help 101st-ranked India to reach to the higher levels in football rankings.