NEW DELHI: Australia’s Graham Reid may quickly be heading to India to take over as the brand new coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. TOI has reliably learned that Hockey India (HI) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) reached a consensus on Reid’s call on Tuesday.
Top officers of HI and SAI met inside the national capital on Tuesday, and sources said Reid, fifty-four, is probable to be appointed as the pinnacle coach in a subsequent couple of days.
TOI knows that an authentic statement would simplest be made after the sports activities ministry puts its final stamp of approval on Reid’s name this week. It’s been learned that Reid’s call has been forwarded to the department for its consideration. However, the names of different contenders, Warren Birmingham, Brent Livermore and Jay Stacy (all Australians), have additionally been forwarded to the ministry in case the officials want to discuss their credentials earlier than arriving at an informed selection. The final name must be made through the department, which might also either stick with Reid’s call or appearance to explore beyond his candidature.
On his part, Reid has agreed to the terms and conditions of SAI’s contract and his monthly earnings may want to vary between $12,000-$15,000. India’s former head train, Roelant Oltmans, became getting $15,000 as part of his agreement. If Reid comes on board, it will be an all-Australian support workforce for the Indian guys’ hockey crew. Current meantime train and HI’s high-overall performance director, David Ian John, is an Australian, and so is the crew’s analytical teach Chris Ciriello.
Reid’s name was doing the rounds for a while after he becomes dumped with the aid of his preceding organization – Amsterdam Hockey Club (AHC) – because the leader teaches following the group’s embarrassing 2-eight loss to HGC in a league suit closing weekend. Apart from its current bad run, AHC became also miffed with Reid’s growing interest inside the Indian hockey training activity as the Dutch club searched for stability inside the help staff. Reid is a first-rate parent inside the education circles around the arena. Apart from his mind-blowing credentials as a Kookaburra participant, which noticed him win a silver medal on the 1992 Olympics and bronze on the 1990 World Cup, he effectively coached the Australian guys’ team to two Champions Trophy name triumphs in addition to the 2014 Glasgow CWG gold medal.
He was appointed Australia’s assistant coach in 2009 and went on to become the pinnacle train in 2014. After quitting the activity following Australia’s quarterfinal loss at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Reid became the assistant educate of the Netherland’s men’s group and the head train of the AHC. The Indian group has been without an everyday leader train after Harendra Singh changed into sacked following the World Cup in Bhubaneswar closing year.