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Bob Houghton resigns as India coach

Bob Houghton

Bob Houghton

Bob Houghton has resigned as the coach of the Indian national team with immediate effect.

AIFF Press Release:

The AIFF has perused the reply filed by Mr. Robert Douglas Houghton to the show cause notice dated 25.03.2011 issued to him, It has also conducted internal investigations through an inquiry committee and a report has been submitted to the AIFF. Based on the report of the inquiry committee, the AIFF feels that in the absence of any definitive and concrete evidence the allegations against Mr. Houghton cannot be sustained and therefore the AIFF agrees to withdraw all charges and allegations made against him.

However, Mr. Houghton, for his personal reasons, does not wish to continue working in India and in his position as the Head Coach of the Indian Football Team. Mr. Houghton has therefore tendered his resignation. His resignation is accepted by the AIFF. The parties have mutually agreed to terminate the employment contract of Mr. Houghton.

AIFF thanks Mr. Houghton for his services to the Indian Football Team for the last about 5 years and Mr. Houghton expresses his gratitude to the AIFF for having given him an opportunity to coach the Indian Football Team and wishes the Indian Football Team all the very best for its future endeavours.


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