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Indian Football Head Coach: 3 Reasons why Albert Roca was better suited for the job than Igor Stimac

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Modified 09 May 2019, 18:32 IST
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#1 Highly familiar and tasted success in Indian football

Albert Roca signed off Bengaluru FC after helping them clinch the inaugural edition of the Super Cup
Albert Roca signed off Bengaluru FC after helping them clinch the inaugural edition of the Super Cup

All three of Igor Stimac, Hakan Ericson, and Lee Sung-min are totally alien to Indian football, having never stepped foot in the country before. Stephen Constantine helmed India after a gap of 10 years and a lot of things changed in those years with a majority of the players whom he coached before hanging up their boots.

Constantine was given the job in the year of the World Cup Qualifiers and by the time he got the opportunity to get familiar with the players, India had already been shown the exit door.

Albert Roca's last professional game as a manager of Bengaluru FC was on 20th April where his side defeated East Bengal to clinch the 2018 Super Cup. Having coached a lot of Indian national team regulars like Sandesh Jhingan, Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and Udanta Singh, who form the backbone of the team, Roca can bring out the best from the Indian players.

Albert Roca is one of the most highly successful coaches in Indian football in recent times. Appointing him as the coach would have been a step forward for Indian football.

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Published 09 May 2019, 18:32 IST
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