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Hockey India Appoints Harendra Singh As Men's Coach, Sjoerd Marijne Reinstated As Women's Head

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| May 1 , 2018 , 14:47 IST

Hockey India on Tuesday announced that women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh will now be taking over the reigns of men’s hockey team, while men's coach Sjoerd Marijne has been reinstated as Women’s hockey team coach.

Harendra Singh was appointed as the coach of women’s hockey team in 2017 after leading the junior men’s team to 2016 World Cup in Lucknow.

Under his tutelage, the women’s hockey team finished fourth in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast and also won the Women’s Asia Cup title of 2017 in China.

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"Harendra Singh brings with himself a wealth of experience and has previously managed a lot of the Men’s team players during his stints in the Hockey India League and with the Junior teams. While Marijne’s first stint with the Women’s team was a very successful one and we are sure he will continue to do well with this team as he has done in the past," said Mohd Mushtaque Ahmed, Secretary General of Hockey India.

Both Sjoerd Marine and Harendra Singh expressed their satisfaction with the new roles assigned to them.

“I’m excited to reunite with the Women’s team and will look to focus building on the good form exhibited by the team in last six months as we look forward to the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup 2018,” said Marijne.

Harendra said, “It is an honour for me to now manage the Indian Men’s Hockey team. It has been a very satisfying journey with the Indian Women’s Hockey team and I would like to thank Hockey India for entrusting me with the new role as we prepare ourselves for a very important season ahead.”