The 26-year-old Borges was part of the Indian team in all three group matches at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE and he believes that the coach would be able to take the Indian team to new heights with his planning skills.
"With his new tactics and techniques, I am sure the team will reach higher levels too. I am looking forward to training under him and learn a lot from him," he added.
Stimac has been Croatia's national team manager in the past and he has already prepared a 36-member Indian initial squad for the preparatory camp set to begin from May 22.
Stimac comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring and developing football and players in Croatia and internationally. As a coach, he guided Croatia to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014 hosted by Brazil.
He also played a pivotal role in developing likes of Dario Srna, Daniel Subasic, Ivan Strinic, Kovacic, Perisic among others. Stimac's last assignment was with Al-Shahania Club in Qatar.
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