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Football: AIFF appoints Isac Doru as India's new technical director

Football: AIFF appoints Isac Doru as Indias new technical director

Sounak Mullick

Published: 29 April 2019 11:42 AM GMT
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has appointed Romanian Isac Doru as its new technical director, replacing Savio Madeira from the post. The later was assigned to the post since Scott O’Donnell stepped down. Surprisingly, Scott applied for the post once again, but he was rejected. India’s head coach slot is still void after former coach Stephen Constantine resigned following India’s exit from the 2019 AFC Asian after a 0-1 loss to Bahrain. Since then, many big names came up as a possible successor to the Englishmen, including Sam Allardyce and Sven-Goran Eriksson but it is still unaware of who could get the job. Isac Doru has a vast experience under his belt which he has acquired from his 29-year International experience in various countries like Japan, Romania, France, USA, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. His previous stint was with three-time J-League champions Yokahama Marinos FC.
“It’s nice to have Mr Doru on board. His vast experience will come in handy for Indian Football. I expect him to guide us to the next level,”
said AIFF president Praful Patel. India has been successful under the supervision of Stephen Constantine and shown a drastic acceleration in the FIFA rankings during his reign, hopefully, the team will prosper even under the new management. Doru also took a moment to thank the AIFF for giving him an opportunity and said that he is “looking forward to the challenge.” He added, “I need to thank All India Football Federation for the opportunity. I’m eager to make a positive contribution to the progress of Football in India, and to work with everyone from the AIFF family.” As per the joining date is concerned, Joru is “looking forward to starting employment immediately after obtaining the travelling visa to India.” With the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifications around the corner, the AIFF needs to elect India’s head coach as soon as possible.
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