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Harendra Singh ousted as Indian men's hockey team coach

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Wednesday removed as the of the Indian men's team following their disappointing run in the recently-concluded

The Dronacharya Awardee, who earlier coached the junior hockey team, has been offered to be at the helm of the latter again.

Hockey India, in an official release, stated that the junior hockey team scaled many highlights under the leadership of Singh, which is the main reason why the is asked to join the squad again.

"The mercurial rise of some of India's top junior hockey players under the tutelage of between 2013 - 2016 when the Colts lifted the historic Junior Men's in Lucknow, and Harendra Singh's abilities of grooming youngsters has been the key reasons for the think-tank at Hockey to arrive at this recommendation," the official statement read.

"Though the year 2018 was very disappointing for the Indian Men's Hockey Team with results not going as expected, believes investing in the junior program which will reap long-term benefits," the statement further read.

Meanwhile, announced that they would be inviting applications for the position of chief of the Indian Men's Hockey Team, shortly.

In the interim, the team will be overseen by and

India were knocked out of the 2018 after suffering a 1-2 defeat at the hands of the in their quarter-final clash.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:00 IST