Terry Walsh set to be appointed as India's hockey coach
Hockey India is set to appoint 1976 Montreal Olympic Silver medallist Terry Walsh as the new head coach for the Indian Hockey Team after the Sports Authority of indai(SAI) recommended his name to Sports Ministry.
Speaking to the PTI in Delhi today SAI Director General Jiji Thomson confirmed the news stating
“Walsh’s name has been recommended to the Sports Ministry by SAI. His CV impressed us the most. We have fixed his remuneration at Aus. Dollar 12,000. It’s now up to the Ministry to take a call on his appointment. May be, in a week’s time, his appointment would be cleared,”
Walsh won the Silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a player. As a coach he helped the Netherlands win the Silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. He also guided them to a silver in the 2004 Champions Trophy. He also coached the Australian hockey team in the early 2000′s and was last seen in the role of technical director of USA Hockey
Walsh was the frontrunner for the job despite reports that India’s High Performance Director and Interim Head Coach Roelant Oltmans would get the job. However, it has been learnt that it was Oltmans who will continue in his role as High Performance Director was the person who recommeded Walsh’s name for the job.