Pakistan’s former field hockey player and team captain Hassan Sardar appointed as the head coach and manager of the national team.
Earlier Pakistan Hockey Federation named Hassan Sardar as chief selector in July.
Sardar, who won both the World Cup and an Olympic gold with a sparkling playing career, he was well-known for his superb dribbling with the long curved stick. The former captain was a great center forward of all times.
Sardar replaces Farhat Khan in the dugout. He will be assisted by Rehan Butt and Muhammad Saqlain.
Meanwhile, Islahuddin Siddique has been appointed the team’s chief selector — a position he has previously held.
During the hockey World League, Pakistan faced heavy defeats at the hands of India, Holland, Argentina and lowly-ranked Canada, conceding as many as 28 goals while scoring just nine.