Harendra Singh led the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey crew to the Junior World Cup title in 2016. © Hockey India
Indian hockey noticed one other change within the teaching workers with girls’s hockey coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday being named chief coach of the Indian males’s crew. Harendra has taken over from 44-year-old Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne, who returns to his job because the Chief Coach of the ladies’s crew. Harendra, who led the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey crew to the Junior World Cup title in 2016, was appointed because the Chief Coach of the ladies’s crew in September 2017 and noticed his crew end on the fourth place on the lately concluded 2018 Commonwealth Video games in Gold Coast. His most essential contribution was main the Ladies’s crew to the ninth Ladies’s Asia Cup title in Japan final 12 months.
“Harendra Singh brings with himself wealth of experience and has previously managed a lot of the Men’s team players during his stints in the Hockey India League and with the Junior teams. While, Marijne’s first stint with the Women’s team was a very successful one and we are sure he will continue to do well with this team as he has done in the past,” mentioned Mohd Mushtaque Ahmed, Secretary Basic, Hockey India.
“It is an honour for me to now manage the Indian Men’s Hockey team. It has been a very satisfying journey with the Indian Women’s Hockey team and I would like to thank Hockey India for entrusting me with the new role as we prepare ourselves for a very important season ahead,” Harendra mentioned.
The boys’s crew underneath the teaching of Marijne completed fifth within the 2018 Commonwealth Video games, returning with no medal from the Video games for the primary time since 2006.
“I’m excited to reunite with the Women’s team and will look to focus building on the good form exhibited by the team in last six months as we look forward to the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018,” Marijne mentioned.