Albert Roca, Igor Stimac compete for the role of the Indian soccer coach
PANAJI: Igor Stimac & Albert Roca They're In The Tail As The All India Technical Committee Football Federation AIFF ) Gather On Thursday To Select The Next Coach From India.
The AIFF Has Shortlisted Four Coaches For Interviews In Delhi On Thursday. All Four Have Different Profiles With Croatian Stimac & Roca, Who Previously Worked With Bengaluru FC, Understood To Be Ahead Of Hakan Ericson (Sweden) And Lee Min-sung (South Korea)
" We Have Coaches Of Different Profiles. Stimac Has The Most Impressive Profile And Has National Team Experience. Rock Has Been In India Before And Remains A Low-risk For Everyone, While Lee Is The Most Enthusiastic." Lee Is Right Now With The South Korean U-23 Team And Wants To Handle A National Team On His Own. Hakan Came Across As Someone Who Is Focused On His Work And Let's Not Forget He Was Sweden Coach At The Olympics," Said A Senior Member Of The Technical Committee.
All Along, The AIFF Had Made Its Preference For Rock Known, Impressed With His Stint At Bengaluru FC, Who Have Guided To The Final Of The AFC Cup And Indian Super League (ISL), Both Of Which They Lost. However, Some Members Within The Technical Committee Are Now Pinning For A Man Who Can Take Indian Football To The Next Level. Should That Thought Become Unanimous, Former Croatia National Coach Stimac Stands Head And Shoulders Above The Others.
" Had Roca Not Coached In India, He Would Not Figure Among The Final Shortlist. But We Know His Personality, We Know How Attractively He Makes His Teams Play. We Know Of His Record," Said One Member. Roca's Only National Team Experience Has Been With El Salvador, While His Expected Monthly Salary Of $ 35,000 Will Also Need Negotiating.
When AIFF Officials Spoke To Stimac, Who Took Croatia To The World Cup In 2014 But Was Sacked Before The Tournament In Brazil, I Came Across As Somebody Who Was" Experienced, Knew His Job And Could Adjust The Quickest."
" Stimac Has Plenty Of Coaching And Administrative Experience Too," Said The Official. Newly-appointed Technical Director Isac Doru Will Attend The Technical Committee Meeting. He Will Be Provided With The Profiles Of All Four Coaches When He Reaches Delhi In The Morning And His Feedback Will Be Central To The Final Recommendation.