Rob Baan and Kushal Das were present at the inauguration of the AIFF coaching seminar on Monday. They discussed the AIFF's plans for the course during a press conference.
"It's imperative we all understand the future philosophy of Indian football," he said. "The seminar is a significant step taken by our technical team in order to move forward," he added.
AIFF TD Rob Baan
"Coach education is perhaps the most significant aspect if we are to create an Indian style of play as we have intended," Baan said.
He further explained that the five-day course is arranged to discuss the style that Indian football could implement. He pointed out that the country is vast and diverse and so is the style of playing football. He suggested that the climate being so different in varying parts of the country means that the way football is played also varies. The Dutchman also sighted the difference in physicality of the players as the ones from the north are more likely to be taller while towards the south you tend to find smaller but quicker players.
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das
"I don't think we are asking for too much. Instead of two weeks, we are asking for three so the new coach has time to familiarize himself with the players," he said. "I think they (the clubs) will see reason and we expect to see all the players on the 1st of August," he added.
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