Graham Reid steps down as Indian men’s hockey team chief coach following World Cup debacle | Hockey News

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NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid on Monday quit from his post following the team’s dismal outing at the just-concluded World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
India finished joint-ninth along with Argentina after falling to make it to the quarter-final stage.

The 58-year-old Australian was appointed India coach in April 2019 and led the team to a historic bronze medal finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Reid and his team of support staff have also been a part of India’s silver medal campaign at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as well as securing third place in the FIH Hockey Pro League season in 2021-22.
“The team’s analytical coach Greg Clark and scientific advisor Mitchell David Pemberton also submitted their resignation. All three will be serving their notice period over the next month,” stated a Hockey India release.
“It was not the result any of us wanted. I have no further comment to make,” Team India’s analytical coach Clark told

Hockey World Cup 2023: India finish joint-9th along with Argentina

Hockey World Cup 2023: India finish joint-9th along with Argentina

Reid tendered his resignation to Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey a day after the conclusion of the World Cup, where Germany emerged champions after beating Belgium in a penalty shoot-out.
“It is now time for me to step aside and hand over the reigns to the next management,” Reid said.
“It has been an honour and privilege to work with the team and Hockey India and I have enjoyed every moment of this epic journey. I wish the team all the very best,” Reid added.
Reid took the decision after HI chief Tirkey and secretary general Bholanath Singh met with the players and support staff to discuss the team’s performance and strategy going forward.
Having accepted Reid’s resignation along with Greg and Mitchell’s, Tirkey said, “India will always have gratitude towards Graham Reid and his team of support staff who have brought good results to the country, particularly the Olympic Games. As all journeys move to different phases, it is now time for us to move on towards a new approach for our team.”
Hosts India started the tournament as fifth in world rankings but failed to qualify for the quarterfinals, losing to lower-ranked New Zealand in a shoot-out in the cross-over match.

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