Ric Charlesworth Steps Down as Australia Coach Ahead of Commonwealth Games

Ric Charlesworth was scheduled to end his glittering coaching career after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

updated: June 27, 2014 19:22 IST
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Australian players celebrate holding the trophy after winning the mens final of the Field Hockey World Cup.

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Sydney: Ric Charlesworth will step down as Australia's coach before next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Hockey Australia said on Thursday.

Australia beat the Netherlands 6-1 to win the World Cup in The Hague last weekend and Charlesworth, 62, believed now was the best time to quit.

"Last Sunday's World Cup final is the best full stop I could wish for in my coaching career. I believe it would be indulgent for me to go to the Commonwealth Games," he said in a statement.

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