The Englishman’s contract with the Indian national team is set to expire at the end of January next year
The All India Football Federation has tried to defuse any rumors of them parting ways with India head coach Stephen Constantine following the AFC Asian Cup 2019 next month. After speculation of Constantine’s contract with the team being ended came up recently, the federation has put out an official statement in which it condemns all the speculation regarding the matter.
The General Secretary of the AIFF, Kushal Das, gave his thoughts on the reports and brushed aside any speculation of them replacing the Englishman with someone else after the tournament. He said, “It’s completely baseless and utter rubbish. We’re completely focused on the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The team has been performing excellently under Stephen Constantine, having risen to 97 from 173 in the FIFA rankings in less than four years.”
Das also added, “It is sad that media is indulging in baseless and silly speculation before such an important tournament of the national team.”
However, Das also mentioned that Constantine’s contract as the manager of the national team expires on 31st January 2019. He further added, “We all are focused on the massive tournament right now. We’ll only sit together to discuss this once his contract ends on 31st January 2019.”