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Westwood? Roca? Moyes? Five managers who could replace Stephen Constantine as India coach

If you had a magic lamp, and you could pick any coach in the world to be India's next, who would it be and why? Here are five potential candidates who could replace Stephen Constantine, with the possible pros and cons.

Ashley Westwood

Positives: With an I-League title, a runner-up finish and a Federation Cup in two years at Bengaluru FC - his debut season in India -- Westwood is a winner, understands the complexities of Indian football, brings knowledge from faraway lands, and can get the...

Stephen Constantine steps down as coach of Indian national team

Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019
Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019
 

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine stepped down from his job following India's defeat to Bahrain which knocked them out of the Asian Cup and brought a promising campaign to a crushing end.

Constantine, who is in his second stint with India, said his four-year term with the Indians had ended with the Asian Cup and said, "I've been here for four years. My objective from day one was to qualify for the Asian cup and I've done that and we've broken a few records as we'd done that. I'm exceptionally...

India player ratings - Jhingan 8/10, Halder 5/10 in loss to Bahrain

India fell into the trap of playing for the draw that would have taken them through to the knockout stages, and in the end it cost them as captain on the night Pronay Halder gave away a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. Jamal Rashed hammered it home to take Bahrain through.

Positives

The problem with playing for a draw, employing a low-block for ninety minutes, is that if the result doesn't go your way it's going to be hard to find any positives. India's defending, though, was top-notch...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Late Bahrain penalty knocks India out

Sunil Chhetri in action vs Bahrain
Sunil Chhetri in action vs Bahrain
 

Bahrain beat India 1-0 with a late penalty and went through as India were knocked out after finishing fourth in the group. Here's how it happened.


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Sandhu, Jhingan, and Thapa: The Chandigarh boys are India's spine

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is now India's undisputed first-choice goalkeeper.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has become India's undisputed no.1

In the annals of Indian football, there's not been too much of a storied history of the northern Indian union territory of Chandigarh -- most Punjab players have been from the villages closer to Hoshiarpur, Mahilpur, Mithapur and Ludhiana -- which shouldn't come as a major surprise considering the relative newness of the city itself.


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Could India spring a surprise at the AFC Asian Cup?

The form of Sunil Chhetri (centre) will again be key to India's chances.

When India last played the AFC Asian Cup in 2011, they were level with their opponents for a total of 17 minutes across three matches. Is 2019 and their return to the elite Asian fold going to be any different? Or should some of the ground realities be considered when setting expectations from Stephen Constantine's team?

India, ranked at a 22-year-high of 97, are the 15th-best in Asia, which technically puts them in sight of a round-of-16 place in the 24-team event in the UAE. Fact is, this is just...