Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh resigns over pay dispute

Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh today resigned with immediate effect over a payment dispute.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Oct 21, 2014, 16:15 PM IST
Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh resigns over pay dispute

New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh today resigned with immediate effect over a payment dispute.

In his resignation letter to Hockey India, the Australian stated he was having difficulty in adjusting to the decision making style of sporting bureaucracy in India. He also said such an approach was not in the best interest of the sport in the long run.

Walsh guided India to a hockey gold medal for the first time in 16 long years at the Asian Games.

Hockey India appointed Terry Walsh, who has represented Australia in three Olympics, as chief coach of the senior men's national team in October 2013.

He was a part of Australia's silver-winning team in 1976 Montreal Olympics. 

Under the watch of the 60-year-old, the Indian team was showing signs of improvement and the health of hockey in India, especially at the grassroot level was getting a boost.

Walsh's contract expires on November 19. FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar starting from December 6 is India's next big assignment.