Several senior players welcomed the Croatian tactician and wished him luck and success.
The Croatian is tipped by many to achieve success for India with the huge amount of experience he brings along with him from Europe. The 51 year-old was once a Premier League stalwart with West Ham United and Derby County and later on also became the manager of Croatian outfit Hajduk Split.
Since being appointed as the new head coach of India, Stimac also announced the preliminary squad for the preparatory camp as the King’s Cup in Thailand is knocking on the door. The squad includes the likes of youngsters such as Sahal Abdul Samad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Kamaljit Singh and Vinit Rai.
Excited to work under the new coach, many people took to Twitter to welcome Stimac and wished him luck for his upcoming challenges. Let’s look at how Twitter reacted-
— StephenConstantine (@StephenConstan) May 16, 2019
— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) May 16, 2019
— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) May 16, 2019
I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the new boss, @stimac_igor on his appointment as coach of the National team. He brings with him tremendous experience of having coached on some of the biggest stages in football. We will do well to benefit from it.
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) May 15, 2019
— Subhasish Bose (@Subhasishbose17) May 16, 2019
— Balwant Singh (@Balwant_Singh17) May 16, 2019
Dobrodošli @stimac_igor !
— Narayan Das (@narayandas21) May 16, 2019
— Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) May 16, 2019