Indian hockey team looking to put turbulent past in rear-view mirror with appointment of Australian Graham Reid as head coach
The Indian hockey team and the administration behind them will be looking towards building up a certain sense of trust in its team through Graham Reid's appointment
Pakistan hockey coach Roelant Oltmans believes his India experience will help him revive team's fortunes
Oltmans said that since joining the Pakistan camp in Karachi he could safely say that Pakistani players had the enthusiasm and talent to learn and get back to the top.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Pakistan in talks with hockey coach Roelant Oltmans to take charge before event
Oltmans, who has coached the team before in 2003-2004, was in Oman where Pakistan is playing a triangular tournament with Japan and the hosts.
Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India coach Sjoerd Marijne needs to shake things up to remove element of predictability
India's thirst for a World Cup podium and an Olympic medal is becoming critical for the very survival of the sport in the country. It’s under that pressure Marijne will operate.
Hockey India invites applicants for vacant post of national men's team chief coach after Roelant Oltmans' sacking
Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday invited applications for the vacant post of national men's team's chief coach on its website, just three days after removing Dutchman Roelant Oltmans unceremoniously from the helm of affairs.
Here's a look at some of the major highlights of Oltmans' tryst with Indian hockey.
Roelant Oltmans sacked: Former coach Jose Brasa says 'chopping and changing policy' harming Indian hockey
Jose Brasa, who was also sacked like Roelant Oltmans as India coach, on Saturday expressed surprise at the removal of the Dutchman and said the "changing and chopping policy" will not do any good to the Indian team.
Roelant Oltmans sacked: Former players Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha divided over Hockey India move
While Viren Rasquinha said he was struggling to understand the logic of sacking Roelant Oltmans now, Dhanraj Pillay said 'der aaye, durust aaye'.
"I was always prepared to be sacked," says Roelant Oltmans after Hockey Indian removed the legendary Dutchman despite a largely successful stint of four-and-a-half years.
Under Roelant Oltmans, India finished second behind Australia at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia last month, fueling hopes for an Olympic medal.
Walsh said he was saddened by Van Ass' sudden ouster just five months into the job following an altercation with Hockey India president Narinder Batra.
Indian captain, Sardar Singh, is defiant that the side will still carry on unaffected by the saga surrounding Indian Hockey.
Indian men's hockey team will embark on a 15-day tour of Europe starting July 31 under Roelant Oltmans
After sacking Van Ass to much public uproar, Hockey India have named Gurbaj for "misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team".
Hockey India chief Narinder Batra on Saturday conceded that the premature exit of Paul van Ass was a setback to the national team's preparations for the 2016 Olympics but made it clear that he had no regrets for letting go of "an incompetent coach".
High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was on Saturday appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul van Ass, who was unceremoniously sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India president Narinder Batra.
Van Ass miraculously survived for 126 days -- the hockey equivalent of instant coffee.
The special committe's recomendation to remove him as India's hockey coach did not come as a surprise to Paul van Ass, who said an "autocratic" Hockey India president Narinder Batra was just finding ways to officially sack him after the onfield spat in Antwerp.
Paul van Ass is no longer the coach of the Indian National Hockey team