Stephen Constantine says he doesn’t want to join any ISL club because of money

Stephen Constantine says he doesn’t want to join any ISL club because of money

Former Indian National coach Stephen Constantine reveals that he might get back to India again and wants to start a new journey with any ISL team.

Constantine was in charge of the Indian National men’s Football team from 2015-19. He did a splendid job being a manager of the Indian team, under his coaching Indian team ranked 98 from 176 in FIFA ranking.

In an interaction with TOI, he revealed his possibility of coming back to India.

Stephen Constantine says he was away from India for six years now he wants to return

“I was away from home for six years and I needed to go back and spend time with my family. I have had several calls from clubs in India since I left but I didn’t want to come straight back into coaching after stepping down,” Constantine told TOI.

Stephen Constantine says he can do more development as a club manager in India 

“But I always missed the day-to-day routine of club football. Being at a club means I can do more to help the players and coaches in the academy and oversee their development. India has been good to me and there is always a possibility to come back.”

Stephen Constantine says he doesn’t want to join any club because of money 

“When I first took charge of the Indian team, we were 176 in Fifa rankings. But I had a plan of developing young Indian players. When I left, we had given 49 players their international debuts and qualified for the Asian Cup.

“We also won 3 International tournaments as well, winning the SAFF in 2016 and in 2018 with our U23 team came runners-up and had a 14-game unbeaten streak too.

“I won’t be coming to an ISL team because they are offering me a big salary. I want to be at a club who have specific plans and objectives and want to qualify for the AFC Champions League,” Constantine told TOI.

 

Tarak Roy

A Football Lover

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