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newshockey3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Mental state of the Indian men's hockey team will be decisive, asserts Roelant Oltmans

Former head coach of the men's hockey team, Roelant Oltmans feels that the mental state of the Indian players will be decisive to India's fortunes in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Manpreet Singh-led side will kick-start their Olympic campaign against New Zealand on July 24.
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newshockey3 years ago

Roelant Oltmans: Being sacked is part of our job but I was still surprised

Former India men’s hockey team coach, Roelant Oltmans, has revealed that he was not hurt but rather surprised when the Hockey India chose to let the Dutch coach depart last September. Oltmans is currently in India for the Hockey World Cup as coach of the Malaysian men’s national team.
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newshockey3 years ago

PR Sreejesh feels Harendra Singh will help build a ‘homely atmosphere’

PR Sreejesh, who is back as captain of the hockey team, has insisted that Indians players are more comfortable with an Indian coach and new coach Harendra Singh will help in building a ‘homely atmosphere’ in the team. Sreejesh believed that there would be no translation problems with the new coach.
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newshockey4 years ago

Roelant Oltmans blasts Hockey India for ridiculous allegations

Roelant Oltmans has rebuked reports that he had lost interest in the National team following the Rio Olympics, calling the allegations ridiculous. The Dutch coach, who was handed a new four-year deal in 2016, said that Hockey India were just trying to justify his sacking with the comments.
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newshockey4 years ago

Harendra Singh: Taking full responsibility for the Indian women's team is an honour

India’s newly appointed women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh expressed his happiness and stated that taking full responsibility for the team is an honour for him. He also believed that the players will deliver their best to earn a rightful spot in the national team.
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newshockey4 years ago

Sjeord Marijne to take over as Indian men's hockey coach

Current coach of Indian women’s hockey team, Sjoerd Marijne has been appointed as the chief coach of the men's side to replace Roelant Oltmans. Meanwhile, World Cup-winning junior team coach Harendra Singh has been appointed as the High-Performance Specialist coach of the senior women's team.
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newshockey4 years ago

Roelant Oltmans : I was always prepared to be sacked

Sacked Hockey coach Roelant Oltmans has disclosed that he was prepared to be sacked any day and stated that working in India has always been difficult for all foreign coaches. The Dutch, who had quite a successful period with team India, feels that the timing was not right to take such a decision.
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newshockey4 years ago

David John named interim Indian Hockey coach in the place of sacked Roelant Oltmans

Hockey India sacked Roelant Oltmans as the head coach of the Indian hockey team and for now, current high-performance director David John will take over as the interim coach. The decision came at the end of the three-day Hockey India conclave where they decided to took some hard steps.
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