New Indian hockey coach in 2 weeks, Roelant Oltmans to continue in his role

A newspaper report on Wednesday claimed that HI had proposed Oltmans to be appointed as the national team coach till 2016 Rio Olympics and the SAI, who are responsible for hiring coaches, is believed to have approved the national body's proposal. But the HI secretary general termed the report as "false and completely baseless".

updated: September 18, 2013 13:15 IST
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New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job.

Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has confirmed that they have received six applications from across the globe to fill the foreign coach's post, which is lying vacant after Australian Michael Nobbs' sudden ouster in July this year.

"We have received six applications for the foreign coach's post. After going through all the applicants' CVs we have shortlisted four individuals," Batra told PTI, completely rubbishing reports that HI has recommended its High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans' name for the national team coach's position on permanent basis.

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