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Is Indian hockey men’s team moving backward?

When Indian men hockey team coach Roelant Oltmans was sacked, it sent a shock wave to the nation given the caliber he possessed.

With Harendra as a candidate list, he was expected to be the favorite to succeed the Dutchman.

Hockey India had other ideas which shocked the former players as they appointed Indian women’s team coach Marijne as the new coach of the Men’s team.

The former Indian hockey star player Dhanraj Pillay was quite sever on criticizing the board as he stated the board once again proved that they only want foreign coaches.


Interestingly, Harendra who was appointed as the new coach of the female team has never coached women’s team and the same goes with Marijne has never managed a men’s team. 

Former player’s are stating it as a backward move as both will take time to settle in.

Well, it’s a defensive move for sure but to call it a backward step is too early.