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Igor Stimac appointed India football coach

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (AIFF) on Wednesday announced the appointment of former international as the head of the Indian men's national team after ratified the recommendation by the

Stimac will now succeed and has been signed on a two-year contract.

As coach, Stimac's major achievement was guiding to qualify for the in in 2014. His last assignment was with

As a player, he was part the of the national squad which finished third in the in in 1998 and a member of the Croatia national squad which qualified for the quarterfinals of European Championship 1996 (Euro) in England.

Besides, he was also a part of the U-19 national team which won the U-20 held in in 1987.

Welcoming Stimac to Indian football, AIFF said: "Igor is the right candidate to the Blue Tigers. I welcome him on board. Indian Football is going through a transition, and I am confident his vast experience will guide us to higher echelons."

Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF, felt: "Indian football will benefit immensely under

"His credentials as a and experience as a are sure to add immense value to the players and the Indian Football ecosystem. The momentum gained needs to be sustained," Das said.

Stimac's first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Buriram, Thailand, where the Blue Tigers play Curacao in their first match on June 5.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 13:20 IST
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