Former France World Cup coach among the big names interested in India national team job – Reports

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If reports coming from India are to be believes, Raymond Domenech who coached France to the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, is among the big names interested in taking the Indian national team head coach position. 

India has been without a coach after British coach Stephen Constantine left after their AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign in January and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is currently in the process of appointing a new gaffer for the Blue Tigers. 

According to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), the position has attracted over 200 applications with Domenech being one of the biggest names in the fray.

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“We have received applications from some top European coaches. Raymond Domenech is among them,” an AIFF official told IANS.

“Our idea is to first shortlist the candidates according to their credentials. Priority could be given to those who are having UEFA licenses. Previous experience of coaching national teams, especially who remained among the top 75 in FIFA rankings, would also help,” the official added.

The report mentions that the decision on the new head coach could be taken by the end of April.

It was earlier reported that former England manager Sam Allardyce is also interested in taking up the vacant post.