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Paul van Ass named new hockey coach

Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named as the new head coach of India’s men’s hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. While 54-year-old Van Ass, who was at the helm of affairs of the Dutch team from 2010 to 2014, will take charge of the men’s team, New Zealand’s Anthony Thornton, 47, will replace Neil Hawgood as the coach of the women’s senior team. According to a statement from SAI, the name of the coaches were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports and interim director general of SAI Ajit Sharan, Hockey India president Narinder Batra, high performance director Roelant Oltmans and Olympian Harbinder Singh, among others.
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