India need a separate coach to train defenders: Dilip Tirkey

Dilip Tirkey says the team needs an Indian coach and suggests Pargat Singh can be perfect for the job.

updated: July 17, 2013 16:54 IST
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New Delhi: Former captain Dilip Tirkey, who was also one of the best defenders of his time, reckons that demands of modern hockey are such that Indian hockey team requires a separate defence coach who need not be a foreigner.

Hockey India have initiated a process to find a goalkeeping coach for the side for the Asia Cup.

Tirkey said it will benefit Indian hockey if services of a defence coach are also sought for the preparations.

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