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AIFF's Technical Committee mulls over salary factor of high-profile coach applicants

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The salary of high-profile applicants was a major issue of deliberation in the first meeting of AIFF's Technical Committee, which on Monday scrutinised around 40 candidates for the vacant post of the

The Committee also decided to ask the four contenders for the post of to make a presentation before it.

The had received over 250 applications for the post of left vacant by After examining their based on various criteria, 41 names were forwarded to the

The Committee, chaired by former international Shyam Thapa, in its meeting on Monday segregated the 41 names into two lists.

The first list of 17 has the likes of France's winning Raymond Domenech, former England managers and These are pro-licence holders with national team experience in major global events, like

The second list of 24 has the likes of highly successful ex-Bengaluru FC These are pro-licence holders with national team experience but not in top global events.

These 41 names will be further discussed and pruned down to around 10-11 in another meeting of the likely to be held on April 23.

These shortlisted candidates will be called for interview later this month so that a new is finalised by early next month.

"The problem with the high-profile coaches of the first list is the salary. Budget is a big factor and the will see if it can meet the costs associated with hiring a big name," a well-placed source in the told

"Another important factor the thought was that the high-profile name may want to bring his own team of support staff but the AIFF would like to have an Indian as at least, like Venkatesh Shanmugam did under Constantine," the source said.

Monday's meeting was attended by AIFF Kushal Das, Abhishek Yadav, Henry Menezes, Ishfaq Ahmed, Pradip Datta, G P Palguna and Sunder Raman (via video-conference).

Sunando Dhar, AIFF General and AIFF's acting were also present.

Regarding the post of Technical Director, which has remained vacant since 2017, the four shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a presentation.

The short-list for TD's post comprises Australian Scott O'Donnell, who had served in the same post in the past, Gaioz Darsadze of Georgia, Romanian and of

"We will have a chat with all the shortlisted candidates to understand their vision, and objective. The process will be completed within the next fortnight," Thapa said in an AIFF release.

The Committee applauded the performance of the Indian senior women's team in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 in Mandalay and the Indian senior men's side's performance in the AFC Asian Cup.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:00 IST
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