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I was prepared to be sacked from Day One: Roelant Oltmans

In the past, renowned coaches like Australian Ric Charlesworth, Spaniard Jose Brasa, Micheal Nobbs, Terry Walsh and Paul van Ass were shown the door unceremoniously even before the completion of their tenures.

Sep 02, 2017, 21:32 PM IST

Roelant Oltmans says robust defence important for any hockey team

India's men's hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said that a well-organised defence will hold the key for the team's fortunes in next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Sep 08, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

India need more tough tests ahead of Rio Olympics: PR Sreejesh

 Hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels India need to go through tough tests against top teams to excel in next year's Rio Olympics.

Aug 27, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Focus back on hockey as India begin Euro trip against France

After a tumultuous few weeks, the Indian hockey team begins its Europe tour with a clash against France here on Monday.

Aug 02, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass' unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is "potentially destabilising Indian hockey" but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an "outstanding performance" in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

Jul 31, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Indian hockey in perpetual state of instability

"For Hockey India and SAI, the coaches are just puppets who should move according to their wishes," said Jose Brasa in a scathing indictment of Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra after news

Jul 30, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

If coach is replaced, players face difficulty: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh

Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh on Thursday conceded that constant changing of coaches is never easy to deal with but insisted that his team's prospects in the upcoming foreign assignments and next year's Olympics won't be affected by the recent developments.

Jul 30, 2015, 16:38 PM IST

Indian hockey team to embark on Euro tour under Roelant Oltmans

 A 21-member Indian men's hockey team will embark on a 15-day tour of Europe starting July 31 under the watchful guidance of High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans, who will also take over as the chief coach of the side after the unceremonious ouster of Paul Van Ass.

Jul 27, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Hockey India confirms Dutchman Roelant Oltmans as new coach, replaces compatriot Paul van Ass

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.

Jul 25, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

Gurbaj Singh faces disciplinary action for misbehaviour

Senior India player Gurbaj Singh is in serious trouble as the Special Committee of Hockey India (HI) has recommended disciplinary action against him for "misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team".

Jul 24, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

Paul van Ass lashes out at 'autocratic' Narinder Batra for sacking him as coach

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.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Paul van Ass set to be formally axed as India hockey coach

India's hockey coach Paul van Ass is all set to be formally sacked following his bitter public spat with Hockey Indian President Narinder Batra after a special committee today recommended his removal from the post.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Hockey India special committee recommends removal of coach Paul van Ass

The nine-member special committee of Hockey India (HI) that met today recommended the removal of Paul van Ass as chief coach of the national men's hockey team.

Jul 24, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

Hockey India to 'officially' fire Paul van Ass today?

The turmoil in Indian hockey just does not seem to come to a halt.

Jul 24, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

For Hockey India and SAI, coaches are puppets: Jose Brasa

Former national team coach, Jose Brasa has supported Paul van Ass and urged Indian authorities to bring back the Dutchman for the sake of hockey.

Jul 23, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

Paul Van Ass willing to return but doesn't want any interference in work

India's hockey chief coach Paul van Ass, who claims he has been fired from the job following an altercation with federation president Narinder Batra, on Wednesday said he is willing to resume his duties provided there is no "interefernce" in his work.

Jul 22, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh Sr

Legendary hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Sr is extremely disappointed in the manner Hockey India has handled the Paul Van Ass issue making it clear that this frequent hire and fire policy would affect national team's performance with only one year left for Rio Olympics.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

With Paul van Ass’ return unlikely, Roelant Oltmans emerges as front-runner for Hockey India job

With little more than a year to the start of 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Hockey India will have a new coach to help the men's team.

Jul 22, 2015, 09:25 AM IST

Paul van Ass not a good coach: Narinder Batra

 A day after India's hockey coach Paul van Ass claimed that he has been fired from the job, Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra on Tuesday hit back at the Dutchman, saying that he was not a "good coach" and his fate would be decided by a special committee on Friday.

Jul 21, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Paul Van Ass not sacked, final decision to be taken on July 24: Narinder Batra

Clearing the air in the Paul Van Ass' saga, Hockey India (HI) President Narindra Batra on Tuesday said that the coach was yet not sacked and the decision regarding his fate would be taken in a meeting scheduled for July 24.

Jul 21, 2015, 21:03 PM IST