‘Ignored’ David John resigns as Hockey India’s High Performance Director

New Delhi, August 21

Hockey India’s long-standing High Performance Director David John has resigned from his put up, days after his contract was renewed by the Sports Authority of India, apparently due to variations with the nationwide federation’s prime brass.

Recently, John’s contract was renewed by the SAI until September 2021 however the Australian most well-liked to resign, claiming that he was being sidelined by HI for a very long time.

According to sources, John cited private causes behind his resolution in his resignation letter to HI and SAI, submitted two days again.

While sources mentioned that HI has accepted the resignation letter, his official employer SAI is but to take a name on the matter.

“David was feeling frustrated for a long time after Hockey India had apparently sidelined him. He was being ignored from being a part of important team decisions by Hockey India top brass,” a supply near the event instructed PTI.

“David was no extra concerned in group choices and was solely occupied with taking on-line courses for coaches and gamers, a factor which did not go down nicely with him.

“The five-month break because of the COVID-19 pandemic was the trigger behind his decision,” he added.

John was drawing a month-to-month wage of USD 12,000 in his present place and had been working from residence in New Delhi for the reason that begin of the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March.

Repeated calls to John for the affirmation went unanswered.         

John had been related to Indian hockey since 2011 when he was appointed as the lads’s group physio beneath chief coach Michael Nobbs.

Largely credited for taking part in an lively position in bettering the Indian groups’ health ranges, John left his job in 2012 after the London Olympics earlier than returning in a bigger place as High Performance Director in 2016. PTI

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