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-WIM KOEVERMANS- APPOINTED AS INDIAN TEAM FOOTBALL COACH

The All India Football Federation has appointed former Netherlands international Wilhelmus Jacobus Koevermans, popularly known as Wim Koevermans, as the new head coach of the Indian national team. Koevermans has been officialy presented by AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das during a press conference at the AIFF Headquarters, the Football House, today. The new coach has signed a two-year contract and is scheduled to start his tenure with the Indian team on July 1. “It’s an honour to be here in India,” Koevermans said in his first official press conference in India. “I’m looking forward to meeting the boys. I have travelled in many countries and have been fortunate to have played with some greats and also coached by some legendary coaches.” “I’ve watched some videos of the Indian team’s recent matches. I will travel to Muscat along with Technical Director Rob Baan to watch India’s matches in the forthcoming AFC U22 Championship,” he informed. “We didn’t want to hurry into selecting the new coach. We look forward to working with Wim. The AIFF will be extending its support to him in every possible direction,” said Kushal Das. The 51-year-old Dutchman has coached Dutch clubs FC Groningen, RBC Roosendaal, NEC Nijmegen and MVV Maastricht, besides being in charge of the Netherlands junior national teams and the U21 national team of the Republic of Ireland. Koevermans has been the High Performance Director of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) till his appointment by the All India Football Federation. The Dutchman will take over the reins at the helm of the Indian national team from Savio Medeira, who was in charge of the Indian team since November 2011. The Indian national team will have its first international assignment under Wim Koevermans at the Nehru Cup 2012, which will kick-off on August 23.

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The All India Football Federation has appointed former Netherlands international Wilhelmus Jacobus Koevermans, popularly known as Wim Koevermans, as the new head coach of the Indian national team. Koevermans has been officialy presented by AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das during a press conference at the AIFF Headquarters, the Football House, today. The new coach has signed a two-year contract and is scheduled to start his tenure with the Indian team on July 1. “It’s an honour to be here in India,” Koevermans said in his first official press conference in India. “I’m looking forward to meeting the boys. I have travelled in many countries and have been fortunate to have played with some greats and also coached by some legendary coaches.” “I’ve watched some videos of the Indian team’s recent matches. I will travel to Muscat along with Technical Director Rob Baan to watch India’s matches in the forthcoming AFC U22 Championship,” he informed. “We didn’t want to hurry into selecting the new coach. We look forward to working with Wim. The AIFF will be extending its support to him in every possible direction,” said Kushal Das. The 51-year-old Dutchman has coached Dutch clubs FC Groningen, RBC Roosendaal, NEC Nijmegen and MVV Maastricht, besides being in charge of the Netherlands junior national teams and the U21 national team of the Republic of Ireland. Koevermans has been the High Performance Director of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) till his appointment by the All India Football Federation. The Dutchman will take over the reins at the helm of the Indian national team from Savio Medeira, who was in charge of the Indian team since November 2011. The Indian national team will have its first international assignment under Wim Koevermans at the Nehru Cup 2012, which will kick-off on August 23.

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The All India Football Federation has appointed former Netherlands international Wilhelmus Jacobus Koevermans, popularly known as Wim Koevermans, as the new head coach of the Indian national team. Koevermans has been officialy presented by AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das during a press conference at the AIFF Headquarters, the Football House, today. The new coach has signed a two-year contract and is scheduled to start his tenure with the Indian team on July 1. “It’s an honour to be here in India,” Koevermans said in his first official press conference in India. “I’m looking forward to meeting the boys. I have travelled in many countries and have been fortunate to have played with some greats and also coached by some legendary coaches.” “I’ve watched some videos of the Indian team’s recent matches. I will travel to Muscat along with Technical Director Rob Baan to watch India’s matches in the forthcoming AFC U22 Championship,” he informed. “We didn’t want to hurry into selecting the new coach. We look forward to working with Wim. The AIFF will be extending its support to him in every possible direction,” said Kushal Das. The 51-year-old Dutchman has coached Dutch clubs FC Groningen, RBC Roosendaal, NEC Nijmegen and MVV Maastricht, besides being in charge of the Netherlands junior national teams and the U21 national team of the Republic of Ireland. Koevermans has been the High Performance Director of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) till his appointment by the All India Football Federation. The Dutchman will take over the reins at the helm of the Indian national team from Savio Medeira, who was in charge of the Indian team since November 2011. The Indian national team will have its first international assignment under Wim Koevermans at the Nehru Cup 2012, which will kick-off on August 23.

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 NEW DELHI: It’s official. Wim Koevermans is India’s new Senior National Team Coach. The Dutchman, whose last assignment was with the Republic of Ireland as High Performance Director, was unveiled by Kushal Das, the General Secretary of All India Football Federation at AIFF Headquarters, the Football House on Friday (June 15).

Koevermans, who signed a two-year contract on the day, takes charge of his new job from July 1.

“It’s an honour to be here in India,” Koevermans said in his first official interaction. “I’m looking forward to meeting the boys. I have travelled in many countries and have been fortunate to have played with some Greats and also coached by some legendary coaches,” he declared.

Koevermans was part of the Dutch squad which won the European Football Championship in 1988 under the coaching of Rinus Michels.

"I’ve watched some videos of the Indian Team’s recent matches. I will travel to Muscat along with Technical Director Rob Baan to watch India’s matches in the forthcoming AFC U-22 Championship,” he informed.

Kushal Das, who presented an Indian jersey to Koevermans, explained the logic behind employing him as the new Coach. “We didn’t want to hurry into selecting the new Coach. We look forward to working with Wim. The AIFF will be extending its support to him in every possible direction,” he maintained.

Earlier in the day, Koevermans met AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel and interacted with AIFF’s Executive Committee members at the Udyog Bhawan. Koevermans also made a presentation at the meeting which was appreciated by all.

The former Dutch International defender thanked Mr. Patel and the Executive Committee for inviting him to India.

“Coach Education stays one of the most pertinent points. Good Coaches will always make a difference at any level,” Wim, who would be also involved in Coach Education during his tenure in India, opined.

Wim’s first assignment will be at the Nehru Cup which kicks-off on August 23. The Executive Committee decided the tournament will consist of five-teams including India and would be played on a round-robin basis. The top two teams would qualify for the final which is slated for September 2. The prize money of the Nehru Cup has been doubled to USD 200,000 from USD 100,000.

It was also decided in the meeting that the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of AIFF will kick-start on June 23 with a flag-hoisting ceremony at Football House. The Platinum Jubilee flag will be unfurled by legendary Indian footballer Ahmed Khan on the day. Khan was an integral member of the 1951 Asian Games Gold-medal winning squad.

Meanwhile, Ranti Martins was named as the best forward and Player-of-the-Tournament of the I-League 2011/12. He was adjudged after votes from all I-League Team Captains and Coaches. Besides, Armando Colaco was named as the Best Coach; Karanjit Singh, the Best Goalkeeper; Mahesh Gawli, the Best Defender and Climax Lawrence, the Best Midfielder.

by - AIFF media manager.