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Constantine extends contract with India football

Wednesday,21 Feb 2018 08:09 AM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday accepted the offer to have his contract with the team extended beyond the AFC Asia Cup next year.

"After accepting my second contract extension with the All India Football Federation, I will have the longest tenure of any foreign coach in Indian history, with a total of seven years (2002-2005; 2015-2019)," Constantine wrote on his blog.

"I am of course immensely proud of that, and of our accomplishments in both stints. This time round, qualifying for the Asian Cup in 2019, winning the SAFF, and taking India to its highest ranking in modern history, 96 are all great achievements. I really could not have done this without the support of the AIFF, my staff and, of course, the players," he said.

Constantine and the AIFF were at loggerheads over his salary. Now with the differences seeming to have been sorted out, he will be after the contract extension a foreign coach with the longest tenure in Indian football. His contract was due to expire in March 2018.

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