The All India Football Federation hos not ruled out giving another contract extension to head coach Stephen Constantine after Asian Cup in January, saying the national team has been “performing excellently” under him.
“It is completely baseless. We are completely focused on AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the team has been performing excellently under Stephen Constantine having risen to 97 from 173 in FIFA Rankings within less than 4 years” AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said in a statement.
“We are all focused on the massive tournament right now and we will only sit together to discuss this once his contract ends on 31 January 2019”, he added.
“Back in 2015, when he (Constantine) took the charge of Blue Tigers, they were ranked 173 in FIFA rankings. Since then, they experienced a meteoric rise in ladder to surge up to 97 in the latest-released FIFA rankings”, the AIFF said.
India play Thailand in their opening match of Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi on January 6.