Maymol Rocky, who was the coach of the Indian women’s national team for four years, has resigned from her post due to personal reasons. She was appointed the head coach of the team in 2017 after taking a role as an assistant coach with the national team. Under her supervision, the team performed well and achieved many international successes. She thanked the federation for reposing faith in her abilities in a conversation with the website of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
“I would like to thank the All India Football Federation for believing in me and the team for so many years,” she said. “I am very happy to see the progress we have made in the last few years. The great facilities and success that we got are due to the support from the federation, Sports Authority of India (SAI), and Odisha government.”
The Indian women’s national team created history by making it to the second round of the Olympic Qualifiers for the first time in November 2018. The team had won a gold medal at the South Asian Games held in Nepal in addition to winning the title at the SAFF Women’s Championship in 2019. India will host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup for the first time next year. Maymol wished the team all the best for this tournament.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said, “Maymol Rocky has expressed her inability to continue as the head coach of the senior national women’s football team due to personal reasons. We have accepted her decision and thanked her for her contribution to Indian football. Our best wishes to him for her future work.”