Baan looks set to sever ties with the India Football Federation when his deal expires in October.
Technical director Robert Baan looks likely set to leave the All India Football Federation (AIFF) when his contract expires in October.
The 69-year-old, who served in an identical role with the Australia national team, was appointed in 2011 but has become disillusioned that his 125-page master plan ‘Lakshya’ has been overlooked by the Federation.
The plan focused on transforming football in India and to ensure qualification for the 2022 World Cup, but a year since it was drawn up by the Dutchman it has yet to be put into action.
Baan has also been critical of Indian players trying and failing to succeed at foreign clubs, particularly captain Sunil Chettri who he labelled a “big flop”, and an unanamed the official believes his time with the AIFF will end later this year.
“For the last two years Baan’s role has been reduced to just writing a master plan for the AIFF. And then when it was released the AIFF felt it was too expensive to be implemented,” the official told Times of India on the condition of anonymity.
“He is extremely unhappy since there is no opportunity for him to work in India and is unlikely to extend his contract with the AIFF.”