Harendra Singh might have stepped down as national hockey coach after India's unexpected loss in the Asian Games semifinals but he, along with former captain Dhanraj Pillay, has applied for the top job of the national team.
The newly formed development committee of Hockey India, headed by former India captain Pargat Singh, met here on Wednesday and discussed at length the various aspects related to the game, including prospective candidates for the posts of national team's coach.
According to a highly-placed source in HI, the development committee has so far received 10 applications from within the country for the vacant coach's position and has also approached the International Hockey Federation to suggest some foreign candidate's name.
"Today, the development committee met for the first time. The committee will meet here again January 5," the source said. "The committee has so far received 10 applications for the coach's post. Among Indians, Pillay, Harendra and Clawrence Lobo are the notable names who have applied. They are discussing every angle and have also approached FIH for suggestion on foreign candidates," he added.