Mumbai: Indian football faces the challenge of putting the right infrastructure in place if it is to excel in the sport, feels Manchester United chief executive officer David Gill.
"The challenge in India is to do things - to get the right infrastructure in place, to build it from the bottom to get the youngsters playing, get the right coaches in place - you need to get everything. You just can't have just one good coach without players willing to play, you can't have good players without coaches, you can't have infrastructure without coaches. It sounds simple but it is not," Gill told PTI on the sidelines of the launch of the Manchester United Soccer School here.
The Western India Football Association has partnered Manchester United to set up the football academy, the English Premier League club's first in India, where kids between 8-17 years would be coached much like the way the Red Devils train.