Igor Stimac new coach Indian national football team – Indian football received a new ray of hope after we got to know that Igor Štimac will be the man in charge for the Blue Tigers. Let’s know a little more about the new Indian football team coach.
Igor Štimac boasts of a very fine CV. He has made his appearances as a player for West Ham United, Derby County and Hajduk Split clubs. In his prime, he has played in a lot of different countries and understands football with a lot of depth. He was also one of the key men in Croatia’s football team in 1998 World Cup in which Croatia made it to the third place. Not only as a player, but even as a manager he took Croatia to the fourth spot in 2013 and was essential in coaching the team that made finals in France last year.
Štimac who has a reputation for giving opportunities to new players, has a two-year contract, succeeding Englishman Stephen Constantine. Stephen Constantine had a spell twice with the Indian team. Both the spells were completely different as Stephen had a gap of 10 years in which many football tactics had evolved.
Most of these challenges will also be on the mind of Štimac, whose extensive research and willingness to adapt were the primary reasons he got the job. The first challenge that Igor Stimac new coach Indian national football team will be facing as the manager is the Intercontinental Cup which is set to start from July 7. India will take on Tajikistan in the opening clash on July 7 and face DPR Korea on July 13, followed by Syria on July 16.
Igor Stimac new coach Indian national football team
Štimac emphasis on good football rather than good results, which is very important to Indian football because once India’s football level and knowledge increase, results will start coming on their own. Štimac’s focus is on possession-based football. He also puts a lot of importance on the fitness regime that Indian players have. Štimacs and Indian Team’s main objective is to focus on the World Cup Qualifiers that are coming up soon. With each successful game the Indian team plays, they will gain confidence which is key to win matches. Igor Štimac has the potential to awaken the dormant tigers and breathe a fresh relief in Indian football.