Defying Sports Authority of India's gag order, Indian hockey team's chief coach Jose Brasa has called his employer SAI a “liar” and said he is not willing to prolong his association with the national side once his contract expires in November this year.
The Spaniard alleged that SAI was lying about the salary and facilities it was providing him.
“Sports Authority of India (SAI) has claimed that they are paying me R 7 lakh per month as well as family accommodation, which is a lie. I am getting R 4.2 lakh per month that means 7000 euros,” Brasa told PTI Bhasha from Pune.
“Even the club coaches in Europe get better than this. As far as family accommodation is concerned, I am not using their 4 star hotel facilities. In fact, I am saving their money, approximately R 3 lakh per month. I don't understand why SAI is lying.” he said.
Completely miffed with the system, Brasa said he does not want to continue beyond November 30, when his contract with SAI will expire.
“I definitely would not like to continue in the same situation. My contract is expiring on November 30 and that's it. I am sure authorities here will not be keen to renew my offer,” he said without referring Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra's statement that he would have sacked Brasa if he had the power.
The International Hockey Federation's master coach, however, refused to disclose his future plans. “This is a secret. I neither confirm nor deny this. You have to wait and watch,” Brasa said.