70-year-old Baan lost consciousness and struggled to recognise people according to reports.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) Technical Director Robert Baan was hospitalised on Thursday after suffering a stroke
The 70-year-old Dutchman was admitted to hospital after losing consciousness and was unable to recognise people close to him, and although his condition is now thought to be improving he will remain under observation for the time being.
“Baan had to be hospitalised at Bombay Hospital but now is in a stable condition,” a source told Goal.com.
An AIFF official also confirmed to the Press Trust of India that Baan, who is set to leave his post at the expiration of his contract in October, had woken up later on Thursday and is hopeful of a speedy recovery.
“He was admitted for loss of consciousness and regained it yesterday,” the official said.
“He was also not able to recognise people familiar to him. Hopefully, he will get well soon,”
The former PSG assistant coach recently disclosed his annoyance that the ambitious master plan ‘Lakshya’ he drew up in August to overhaul Indian football had been overlooked by the Federation.
A large part of the scheme centred around ensuring the national side would qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – a tournament they’ve failed to reach in each of their last eight attempts.