Former Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby , is set to begin his role as the coach of the India U – 17 women ’ s team next month.
When he resumes his role, the swede will be the first foreigner appointed as coach of an Indian women ’ s football team.
According to the Times of India, coach Thomas Dennerby was appointed by the All – India Football Federation days after resigning as Nigerian national women ’s coach.
Dennerby had on October 10 officially announced the termination of his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.
His resignation came after the coach complained about lack of accommodation and undue influence in the course of doing his work.
Although the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, made efforts to reconcile the coach and the NFF, Dennerby refused to show up for the reconciliatory meetings.
In a report by the Times of India, the official unveiling of Dennerby as the India U – 17 coach is being delayed by paperwork.
“Dennerby is expected to reach India latest by the first week of November,” the India -based news publication reported.
Upon resumption , the former Falcons ’ coach would have Alex Ambrose , who is currently in – charge of India ’ s U – 15 women ’s team, as his assistant.
“The Technical Committee was very impressed with Dennerby ’ s interview. His immense experience was the deciding factor.
Having coached Nigeria and Sweden, he definitely will make a huge difference. For the AIFF to get a coach of his calibre for the women ’s U – 17 team is a great achievement ,” Times of India reported.
While he was in charge of the Super Falcons , Dennerby won the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana and later steered the team to the Women’ s World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 20 years in France in June this year.