Olympic medalist Jay Stacy shows interest to succeed Harendra Singh as of India men's hockey coach

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Olympic medalist Jay Stacy shows interest to succeed Harendra Singh as of India men's hockey coach

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01/17/2019

Three-time Olympic medalist and former Australian hockey player, Jay Stacy, has sounded interested in replacing recently-sacked Harendra Singh as coach of the Indian hockey team in the coming weeks. Stacy has been the chief coach of Hockey India League team - Dabang Mumbai for the last two seasons.

Hockey Federation India has recently ended their association with coach Harendra Singh, who has been offered the opportunity of going back to train the junior men’s team, whom he led to the Junior World Cup title in 2016. However, Singh has not yet accepted the offer as he contemplates his next step.

With the federation still looking for the next option at the helm, three-time Olympic medalist, Jay, who has coached Hockey India League team Dabang Mumbai for the last two seasons, has surprisingly shown interest and in the process has become a leading candidate to replace Singh as the coach of the senior men’s team. 

Currently, on vacation in Indonesia, Jay has revealed in an interview with TOI that he has been keeping a close eye on the developments in Indian hockey over the past weeks and would submit his formal application for the post over the coming weekend.

"Yes, I am (interested). I am thinking about it while on vacation. I believe the closing date is January 31. I return home to Melbourne on the 19th and then I will give it some more thought and see what happens from there," Stacy told Timesofindia.com from Indonesia.

Stacy, a member of Australia's 1992 silver medal-winning Olympics team, would be quite acquainted to the Indian hockey due to his association with the Dabang Mumbai franchise over the last couple of years. Harendra was India’s sixth coach to be replaced in as many years but Stacy was adamant that the trend did not affect him and he would do things his own if chosen.

"Certainly, it's an attractive opportunity. I felt that I built a good rapport during my time with Dabang Mumbai. I enjoyed my time during HIL, so it looks positive.

"If you apply for a position like that, you understand that (losing the post) is a possibility. I would also like to think I can do a good job. It takes time to achieve great things and build a culture. It's not a concern, but I am aware of the past situation. I want to do it my own way, if I want to apply for the position," Stacy added.

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