Michael Nobbs' departure a shock for Indian hockey, says skipper Sardar Singh

Hockey India (HI) has started its search for a foreign coach to replace Michael Nobbs, who was sacked last week for non-performance. The Indian captain Sardar Singh said that the entire team will miss Nobbs as the Australian was like a friend to them.

updated: July 12, 2013 19:10 IST
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New Delhi: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh is in favour of a foreign coach as Michael Nobbs's replacement, but said Olympian M K Kaushik too can live up to the job under High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans' guidance.

Welcoming Kaushik's appointment as a coach with the Indian men's hockey team, Sardar said the Olympian has the credentials to produce results but needs a foreign expert like Oltmans to constantly guide him.

"India has good coaches, there is no doubt about it. Kaushik sir is a very good coach. He doesn't have to prove it to anyone. It was a good decision to bring him in. He can replace Michael Nobbs but he will need someone like Oltmans to guide him," Sardar told PTI.

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