Stimac has given coaching for Croatia for 15 months
They replace former coach Stefan Constantine
Sports desk Igor Stimac of Croatia has been appointed the Chief coach of the Indian football team. The All India Football Association (AIFF) signed a two-year contract with him. AIFF Executive Committee announced this. Stimak has previously coached Croatia for 15 months. They will replace Stephen Constantine.
AIFF said, "We selected Croatia's Igor Stimac through interview, the committee and members of the AIFF asked him a lot of questions.It's good for Indian football, they know about this country, they are right about this position. As a candidate, he was made the head coach of the Indian football team. "
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There were four contenders for the post of coach
Apart from Stimac, Albert Rosa, Lee Ming-Sung and Hakan Erikson were the contenders for the post of coach. Affected by AIFF Stimak's research, he decided to make him coach. Stimak, 51, was coach of Croatia national team from July 2012 to October 2013. In his coaching, the team reached the 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff.
Stimac also coached the club of Iran and Qatar
Stimac has coached many clubs along with the national team. In his coaching, Hajuk Split won the Croatian Football League in 2004-05. That same year Hajuk Split also reached the final of the Croatian Football Cup. Recently, Coaching was given to Stimac Asian Club Sepahan (Iran) and Al-Shahaniya (Qatar).
Stamak has played for World Cup in Croatia in 1998
Croatia's former defender Stimac played 53 international matches from 1990 to 2002. He was also a member of the 1998 World Cup team. Then their pair did a great job with Slaven Blitz. This led to the Croatian team reaching the semi-finals.