Make me India's hockey coach, I can deliver results in one year: Dhanraj Pillay

Hockey India has already made it clear that they are looking for a foreign coach for the national side. Pillay, however, said that only an Indian coach can understand Indian players well.

updated: July 22, 2013 18:23 IST
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New Delhi: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his desire to be the coach of the Indian hockey team and claims that, if given a free hand, he can deliver results within a year.

Pillay is not in favour of a foreign coach for Indian hockey and insists that there is no dearth of good coaches in the country.

"Indian hockey does not need a foreign coach. We have been spending a lot of money on foreign coaches but from Gerhard Rach (in 2004 Athens) to Michael Nobbs (2012 London Olympics), the outcome is the same. Indian hockey is back to square one and we are now struggling to qualify for the World Cup," Pillay told PTI Bhasha.

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