Hockey India announces Harendra Singh as Chief Coach of Indian Men’s Hockey Team

Hockey India on Tuesday announced Harendra Singh as the Chief Coach for the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, as he takes over from
44-year-old Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne, who returns back to his job as the Chief Coach of Indian Women’s Hockey Team.
Harendra Singh, who led the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team to the Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Lucknow 2016 title, was appointed as the Chief Coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey team in September 2017 and saw his team finish at the fourth position at the recently concluded Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games. His most important contribution was leading the Women’s team to the 9th Women’s Asia Cup title in Japan last year

“Harendra Singh brings with himself wealth of experience and has previously managed a lot of the Men’s team players during his stints in the Hockey India League and with the Junior teams. While, Marijne’s first stint with the Women’s team was a very successful one and we are sure he will continue to do well with this team as he has done in the past,” said Mohd Mushtaque Ahmed, Secretary General, Hockey India.
Both Sjoerd Marine and Harendra Singh expressed their satisfaction on the new roles assigned to them. “I’m excited to reunite with the Women’s team and will look to focus building on the good form exhibited by the team in last six months as we look forward to the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018,” said Marijne. 

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