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AIFF technical director Scott O'Donell quits

Technical director for one year Scott O'Donell

News 17 Nov 2016, 16:30 IST

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) technical director Scott O'Donell has stepped down from his post expressing his unwillingness to extend his contract, well-placed sources told IANS. The Australian though, it has been learnt, has cited family reasons for his decision.

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O'Donell has worked with the AIFF for five years but he was the technical director for only a year. The former Cambodia coach was first appointed as the technical director for academics and coach education in November 2011. During that time, Dutchman Rob Baan was the technical director.

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"Besides family reasons, his extension got over. I believe he probably did not want to extend it," a source said on Thursday.

The 49-year-old had differences with India coach Stephen Constantine and U-17 World Cup coach Nicolai Adam during his tenure.

The AIFF will now have to search for his replacement with the Asian Cup qualifiers starting late March next year.


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