The All India Federation (AIFF) confirmed Dutchman Wim Koevermans as India’s new senior national team coach. The former Dutch International was unveiled by Kushal Das, the general secretary of AIFF at its headquarters in Delhi on Friday.
Koevermans, has signed a two-year contract and he will take charge from July 1.
The 51-year-old has replaced Savio Medeira, who served as an interim coach for six months following the resignation of Bob Houghton last year.
Wim Koevermans said that, “It’s an honour to be here in India. I’m looking forward to meeting the boys. I have travelled in many countries and have been fortunate to have played with some greats and also coached by some legendary coaches.
“I’ve watched some videos of the Indian team’s recent matches. I will travel to Muscat along with technical director Rob Baan to watch India’s matches in the forthcoming AFC U-22 Championship,” he added.
Wim’s first task will be at the Nehru Cup which kicks-off August 23.
Koevermans turned to coaching after his retirement in 1990 and was the high-performance director with Republic of Ireland before accepting the India job.