Profile and Vision

I have a clear vision for success, a track record to demonstrate my achievements, and a strong belief in both mypersonal ability and capacity to lead others. Discipline, strong work ethic, attention to fine detail and thecreation of a highly efficient learning environment have formed the cornerstones of a holistic approach that istried and tested. Strategic planning and innovation, combined with sheer determination and will to succeed haveenabled me to consistently produce winning football teams.

I have been part of FIFA’s Elite Coaching panel since 2000, which allows me unlimited access to players andcoaching staff all over the world. I am also a FIFA Instructor and have developed inventive and fresh coachingmethods which transfer to match play, creating an exciting, attack minded and attractive brand. Such methodsalso allow the easy transition of academy and developing players to the first team, a factor fundamental to bothmy beliefs and the creation of assets.

I have an eye for identifying potential talent early, and am committed to bringing out the best in players. In my previous role I had given 49 players their senior international debuts, I also managed to reduce the average age of the squad from 29 to 23. At the 2019 Asian Cup we were the second youngest team in the tournament 14 of oursquad were U23 and 4 of them U20. I ensure a vigorous approach to the due diligence process of player acquisition, have access to copious UK and world contacts for verification, as well as several player profile databases and analytical data.

Being a good communicator and man manager, I can get the best out of people on and off the field, disregardingof the size of available budget. I have a definitive plan, clearly laid out and documented, covering all aspects of aprofessional and modern football department, from technical staff, strength and exercise science, analyticalperformance, coaching and tactics, to UK, European and global recruitment.

Curriculum Vitae

Managerial Experience

2021 -   Pafos FC Head Coach – Premier League Cyprus

2015-19  INDIA National Team Head Coach

2014-15  RWANDA National Team Head Coach

2013-14  APOLLON FC Assistant Manager – Super League Greece

2012-13  ETHNIKOS FC Head Coach – Premier League Cyprus

2010-12  NEA SALAMINA FC Head Coach – Premier League Cyprus

2010-10  APEP FC Head Coach – Premier League Cyprus

2009-10  SUDAN National Team Head Coach

2007-08  MALAWI National Team Head Coach

2005-06  MILLWALL FC First Team Coach

2002-05  INDIA National Team Head Coach

2000-01  AFC BOURNEMOUTH Academy Coach

1999-01  NEPAL National Team Head Coach

Individual Awards

2018  Awarded Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated India for all Sports

2018  Nominated for Coach of the Year TOI India

2017  Coach of the Year Cypriot Coach Abroad 

2016  Voted Best English Manager Abroad

2003  Awarded Coach of the Month by the Asian Football Federation

2002  Received Order of Knighthood by the King of Nepal

Team Achievements

2019 Beat Thailand 4-1 in the Asian Cup Group stage  India’s first win in 55 years

2019 Led India to the Asian Cup Finals in the UAE  January 5th -Feb 2nd

2018 India- South Asian Cup Runners-Up (Participated with a U23 team)

2018 Led India from 176 to 96th place in the FIFA World Rankings – highest position in 40 years

2018 India - Intercontinental Cup Tournament Winners

2018 India Qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup Finals

2017-18 Historic 14 game unbeaten run at International level by India

2017 India Tri Nation Tournament Winners

2016 India - Awarded Best Developing Football Nation in Asia

2016 India - Silver Medallists in U’23’s South Asian Games

2015 India - South Asian Championship Winners

2014-15 Led Rwanda from 135 in FIFA World Rankings to an historic 64th position

2014-15 Rwanda Qualified for the African Nations Cup Qualifiers

2013-14 Ethnikos Retained Premier League status in Cyprus

2010-11 Salamina won promotion to Premier League in Cyprus

2004-5 India - Silver Medal Winners African/Asian Games

2003-4 India – Silver Medal Winners African/Asian Games U’19’s

2002 Nepal – Silver Medal Winners in South Asian Football Federation Championships

Professional Qualifications

2004  UEFA PRO LICENCE   The FA

1999  FA ADVANCED LICENCE  The FA

1996  USSF A LICENCE   United States Soccer Federation