The Indian guys’s hockey group travelled to Malaysia with out a chief instruct and again because the runners-up on the twenty eighth Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which concluded on Saturday. Despite being the highest ranked aspect inside the tournament, the Manpreet Singh-led facet which travelled beneath Hockey India’s high-performance director (HPD) David John, misplaced to Korea in a shoot-out within the very last of the distinguished event.
After India’s loss against the Netherlands in the zone-finals of the previous World Cup in December last year, Hockey India had asked Harendra Singh to step down from the pinnacle role. The country wide body had then invited sparkling programs for the post of the leader train at the same time as many former players criticised Hockey India’s choice of eliminating the former train.
However, currently, there are reviews that the Hockey India has zeroed down on former Australian shielding midfielder Graham Reid’s call for the publish of the chief teach of the crew with former Indian ahead Shivendra Singh because the assistant educate. The new coaching set-up can even include cutting-edge analytical educate Chris Ciriello and Sports Authority of India (SAI) educate Piyush Dubey for the men’s crew.
Graham Reid
The former head coach of the Australian men’s group, Reid’s call has been proposed by the Hockey India and a nod from the sports activities ministry is awaited to verify his appointment as the following leader educate of the Indian crew. The 54-12 months-antique former shielding midfielder has a great enjoy as a educate at the same time as managing exclusive teams at the international and club level. But, he was lately disregarded from his submit of Head Coach of AH&BC (Amsterdam hockey membership) after which the speculation of his appointment received momentum.
Having won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1992 and a bronze in 1990 World Cup as a participant for the Aussies, he has had a adorned profession as a teach of the Kookaburras. He become appointed because the assistant teach of the Australian guys’s group in 2009 and become an understudy of Ric Charlesworth. He took over the rate of the group within the absence of Charlesworth for a transient period in 2012 and won the Champions Trophy gold that yr as properly. After Charlesworth determined to depart the team, he stepped in because the joint head instruct along Paul Gaudoin and the duo took Australia to a Commonwealth Games gold medal in Glasgow 2014. He sooner or later took the complete rate of the Kookaburras following that and the Australian aspect underneath his guidance received gold medals in 2015 Hockey World League and 2016 Champions Trophy, where they’d defeated India in the penalty shootout.


However, he left for Amsterdam after the Rio Olympics in 2016 wherein the Aussies failed to make it to the semi-finals. He joined the prestigious Amsterdam Hockey Club as the top instruct along being the head teach of the Dutch national team that played beneath the steering of Max Caldas. He received the EuroHockey Nations Championships in 2015 before completing 2d on the 2018 World Cup with the Netherlands.
With a coaching enjoy of round 10 years with worldwide teams, Reid must have studied the playing fashion of most of the Indian gamers which is probably an essential thing for him to succeed in his next job with the Men in Blue. He is predicted to be complemented properly by the man Australians HPD John and analytical teach Ciriello in India. According to hockey specialists, collectively they could carry the Australian playing fashion into Indian hockey and the primary mission for him could be making sure the qualification of the Indian side for the 2020 Olympics.

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