Stephen Constantine confirmed as head coach of Indian national football team
Stephen Constantine appointed as Indian national football team coach. This will be his second stint with the senior men's football team, and he will also look after the U-23 squad.
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirm the appointment of Mr. Stephen Constantine as the head coach of the Senior Men’s national team of India. Mr. Constantine will also be in charge of the India U-23 national team.
He is expected to take charge from the first week of February, 2015. This will be Constantine’s second stint as the coach of the Indian national team. He was at the helm of affairs from 2002 till 2005, during which time they won the LG Cup in Vietnam and finished runners-up in the Afro-Asian Games.
His previous assignment saw him take over as the coach of the Rwanda National Team. The Englishman guided the Africans to their highest-ever world ranking of 68 in last month’s FIFA Rankings.
Constantine was in the fray for the position along with former New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert but was given the nod over the Kiwi a few days ago, with his appointment formally confirmed now.