India’s campaign in AFC Asian Cup ended on 14th January with an unfortunate loss against Bahrain via an added time penalty. The whole nation submerged in grief but none could deny that much scrutinised Stephen Constantine had given them a team which did not fear taking on the big boys from the continent, a syndrome which haunted India’s football teams before.
In the post match press-conference the Englishman made it clear that he has left the job of India’s coach with a heavy heart. Anyways his contract would have expired on 31st January and AIFF already had plans to start looking for a new man.
In the meantime, Stephen Constantine’s agent is not sitting idle and has started looking for proper employers for his client. According to sources, Constantine is now considering getting back to club coaching something he did last in 2013-14 when he was the Assistant Manager of Greek side Apollon Smyrini.
A-League seems to be a viable option for the Englishman who also expressed his interest about coaching a club in Australia. Chris Tanner, the man who has Constantine’s mandate in Australia has also initiated talks with some A-League clubs of which Brisbane Roar has showed some interest.
Brisbane Roar is now being managed by Welshman Darren Davies who is acting as the caretaker manager and according to their CEO Faisal Arif Subandi they are looking for a new Manager.
Stephen Constantine’s representative in Australia has initiated talks with the board of Brisbane Roar and they have initially showed interested about the former India Head Coach. On the other hand Constantine has made it clear in his interview to Couriermail that he would love to coach an Australian club side which shows the interest might be not one way.
The talks are at the preliminary stages with Brisbane Roar considering many other names whose CV have been submitted by their respective agents and of them Stephen Constantine is a prominent one.