Yet another day. Yet another sacking. Atleast, that is how the Twitter world viewed Hockey India dumping coach Roelant Oltmans on Saturday with just a year left to prepare for the World Cup at home.
The Oltmans regime started with much promise and India’s fine showing in the first half of 2016 stands testament to that. While the team didn’t have a dream run to speak of in the Rio Olympics, the Oltmans regime, among hockey lovers was a progressive step for the eight-time Olympic gold-medallists.
Hiring foreign managers and losing patience with them over one bad tournament or two was observed as a worrying trend with HI. Here are some of the concerned folk lending their two cents on Oltmans’ exit:
There were a few whose rationale stemmed from a neutral standpoint:
And...one will always find a tongue-in-cheek take on any problem. Here are some of the witty ones.