Roelant Oltmans believes that the experience he gained by working with the Indian hockey team will help him reverse the fortunes of Pakistan hockey in the next two years.
Pakistan, who launched the hockey Champions Trophy in 1978, will face India on June 23, 2018 as per the schedule launched by the International Hockey Federation.
Indian hockey team's analytical coach Chris Ciriello said apart from improving dragflicking abilities, his task is also to inculcate winning habit among players.
It was Vandana Katariya who gave India the lead in the 48th minute but the visitors' joy was cut short when South Korea's Bomi Kim (50') scored the equaliser two minutes later.
The win enabled India to avenge their 2-3 loss against Ireland in the last round robin match on Friday.
India beat Ireland 4-1 in a convincing display to clinch fifth place in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India led 4-0 courtesy goals from Varun Kumar (2), Shilanand Lakra, Gurjant Singh before Ireland pulled one back.
India squandered lead on two occasions and went down 2-3 to Ireland in the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh on Friday.
The victory for world no. 10 India saw them take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series with a match remaining to be played on Sunday.
Shane O'Donoghue, Sean Murray and Lee Cole scored the goals for Ireland as they beat India 3-2 in the final round robin game.
India eye big win over Ireland to keep alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the final of Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and hope for favourable results in other matches.
Indian women's hockey team suffered its first defeat in the tour of South Korea after they lost 1-2 against the hosts in a hard-fought third game of the five-match series.
With the convincing victory, India has managed to keep alive their final hopes, but it will depend on favourable results from the last round robin fixtures scheduled for Friday.
Former India coach Roelant Oltmans was Thursday appointed as the new chief coach of the Pakistan men's hockey team for a two-and-a-half-year tenure, the Dutchman announced himself.
Gurjant Singh scored two goals while Sumit Kumar, Ramandeep and Shilanand Lakra scored a goal each to give India a 5-1 victory.
Goals for India were scored by Poonam Rani (6th minute), skipper Rani (27th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (32nd minute) while Yurim Lee (10th) and Jungeun Seo (31st) scored for the hosts.
India suffered their second loss in three games with a 2-4 defeat against Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey in Ipoh on Tuesday.
A top Hockey India official has confirmed that Chris Ciriello is already on board and it's a matter of time that SAI makes the official announcement.
India put up a decent fight in their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup game against Australia but lost to them 2-4, a game in which they needed a win.
India face an uphill task as they take on in-form world champions Australia in a crucial match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Live streaming: India face an uphill struggle as they face world champions Australia.