Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey, says Ric Charlesworth

Michael Nobbs, who took over the charge in 2011, was offered a five-year contract and handsome salary, but his association with Indian finally ended on a bitter note within 2 years.

updated: July 10, 2013 16:25 IST
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New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfill the requirements" of the modern-day game.

"I think India needs a foreign expert. I can say it from my experience that Indian coaches are not good enough to fulfill the requirements of modern hockey," Charlesworth said.

Charlesworth's comments came two days after fellow Australian Michael Nobbs was prematurely relieved of his duties as India's chief coach because of non-performance.

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