With less than two weeks to go for Stimac's first assignment, he said that he was concerned about the defence, and the lack of options, particularly at centre-back.
While there is a lot of excitement surrounding Stimac, Indian football icon IM Vijayan is looking forward to what kind of system Stimac implements.
Tuesday marked a new dawn in Indian football as coach Igor Stimac oversaw his first official training session with the recently-called up players at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
The 51-year-old Stimac, who was part of Croatia's 1998 World Cup squad that finished third in France, was on Wednesday officially appointed as head coach of the Indian team.
Chhetri is also of the opinion that the only aim of all three -- federation, players and new coach - is to keep India progressing.
And once All India Football Federation (AIFF) officially announces it, Igor Stimac will also have the post of India’s football coach on his resume.
The AIFF is likely to officially announce Stimac's appointment as India coach on Saturday.
Kannan died at a city hospital on Sunday following prolonged illness. According to his family sources, the 80-year old is survived by wife Antoinette and two daughters.
He played for four years for Universal RC in the Chennai Football Association (CFA) senior division football league.
Of late, the AIFF has been prompt in announcing programmes and hiring professionals. But how much of the effort is bearing fruit is a debatable matter, argues Vishnu Prasad
A few years ago, East Bengal had been in talks with Real Madrid for a likely association at academy level, but that did not see the light of the day eventually.
It’s the approach among Indian academies that has been a deterrent in a footballer’s growth.
The coaches also got an opportunity to interact one-on-one with Spanish trainers and gain a valuable experience which will be translated to the grounds and increase the level of training of students
The four prospects are Gaioz Dersadze from Georgia, Doru Isac from Romania, Prof Jorge Castelo from Portugal and former technical director Scott O’Donnell from Australia.
35 names are on the shortlist picked by AIFF from over 250 applicants for the job that has been vacant since Constantine resigned.