AIFF is set to appoint its technical director and has short-listed four candidates for the high-profile post lying vacant for nearly two years and the recruitment is likely to take place around the same time as the national coach.
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel may consider appointing a big name as national team coach only if the candidate fits their criteria, saying the appointment will be done at the earliest.
Hosting U-17 women’s World Cup next year is all about giving impetus. But zero age-group leagues, daily allowance of 600 for national duty, corporates and federation stuck in a vicious cycle have led to drying talent pool and arbitrary selection. The Indian Express takes a look.