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Harendra open to coach jr hockey team... with riders

July 29, 2019 16:31 IST

Harendra Singh had coached the Indian Junior hockey team to the World Cup crown in 2016

IMAGE: Harendra Singh had coached the Indian Junior hockey team to the World Cup crown in 2016. Photograph: Hockey India

Harendra Singh is still interested in taking up the job of the junior men's hockey team coach, but is unwilling to "compromise" on his terms and conditions.

Harendra had coached India to the 2016 Junior World Cup crown at home.

"I had applied for the position long back and I am still open for it but my terms and conditions remain the same. I want my terms and conditions to be at par with the foreign coaches, be it salary and facilities. There will be no compromise on this," Harendra told PTI.


"Why can't we be treated at par with foreign coaches?" he questioned.

Harendra also coached the senior national team, but a disappointing World Cup campaign at home last year saw him get fired from the job.

The national federation later expressed its desire to reinstate Harendra in his previous role with the junior side but his demands for equal terms and conditions at par with foreign coaches came in the way.

According to the job advertisement posted on the Hockey India website,             the tenure offered for the position is till 2021 Junior World Cup.

The position has been lying vacant since last month after Hockey India fired Jude Felix after a string of poor results.

The initial deadline for applying for the post was July 5 which was later extended to July 25 and then August 16.

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