Sabyasachi Bagchi: The Technical Committee of the All India Football Federation finally selects Croatian coach Igor Stimac as the successor of Stephen Constantine. Unlike the other three contenders, Igor himself was present at the Football House. The other three gave their interviews on Skype.
In an interaction with xtratime.in , The AIFF Technical Committee Chairman Shyam Thapa said, “We are very pleased with Igor. His vision surrounding Indian football is commendable. We have asked a lot of questions to him today, but his answers were wonderful. We are recommending his name for the job of the Indian football team.”
Stimac’s name was finalised after a marathon meeting at the AIFF headquarters in New Delhi that lasted nearly four hours. Stimac, who appeared for the interview in person, is expected to take over immediately as the camp for the King’s Cup will begin on May 20.
Stimac had coached the Croatia national team before and made them qualify for the 2014 World Cup. He was a reputed footballer and was a part of the Croatia team, which finished third in the 1998 World Cup.