16 Oct 2013

Another Aussie gets India hockey coaching job

5:59 am on 16 October 2013

The former Australian hockey Olympian Terry Walsh has been appointed chief coach of the faltering Indian mens national team, replacing his countryman Michael Nobbs who was sacked in June.

Walsh, who has coached the Malaysian and Australian teams, is charged with turning India around, after the eight-time Olympic gold medallists finished last in the 2012 Games in London.

Walsh is expected to remain in charge until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Four foreigners who have coached India over the last decade have all been sacked prematurely.