Former Nigerian Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby is set to be appointed as the coach of the India U-17 women’s team next week except for any last-minute ditch.
Dennerby, who will be the first foreigner appointed as coach of an Indian women’s football team, terminated his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation earlier this month.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made efforts to settle the dispute between Dennerby and the NFF, but every effort proved abortive.
However, the former Sweden women’s national team coach is now set to reach an agreement with All-India Football Federation to become their new U-17 coach, with the appointment set to be confirmed next week.
According to reports in India media, the official unveiling and presentation of Dennerby as the India U-17 coach is being delayed by paperwork.
“Dennerby is expected to reach India latest by the first week of November,” the India-based newspaper reported.
“The Technical Committee was very impressed with Dennerby’s interview. His immense experience was the deciding factor.
“Having coached Nigeria and Sweden, he definitely will make a huge difference. For the AIFF to get a coach of his calibre for the women’s U-17 team is a great achievement.”
Dennerby will be assisted by Alex Ambrose, who is currently in-charge of India’s U-15 women’s team.