43-year-old Belgian mentor Tom Saintfiet flew in yesterday to hold dialogs with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) over the post of head mentor for the national group.
The UEFA professional authorized mentor has a rich training vocation in this way, controlling six national groups of Togo, Malawi, Yemen, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, while additionally having a spell with the Qatar Under-17 group amid the age-level World Cup. Aside from that he has additionally gone about as the specialized chief of the Nigerian Football Federation and was head mentor of various clubs in South Africa, Tanzania, Belgium, Finland, Jordan and Qatar.
“Give me a chance to elucidate that I have yet to talk with anybody about the agreement. I’m here today to watch some matches of the competition [Federation Cup]. I will converse with the BFF president about football and after that I may have a chance to come here as the national group’s mentor. It is too soon to say anything. I am an accomplished mentor and I like Bangladesh football, which is the reason I am here. Right now, the alternative is open,” Saintfiet said at the Bangabandhu National Stadium before the begin of the Federation Cup elimination round between Arambagh KS and Team BJMC.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin reverberated Saintfiet’s suppositions:
“He is a decent mentor and he has guided diverse national groups. He likewise guided Qatar in the U-17 World Cup. I have quite recently flown him into observe the household football matches. I will converse with him and If everything goes right and there is comparability of contemplations between us, then there is a positive opportunity to delegate him however no duties have been made,” said BFF president Kazi Salahuddin.
In any case, there is no scramble for the pair to meet as Sainfiet is going to stay here for a week. He wants to meet with the BFF manager and share his contemplations in the wake of viewing both elimination rounds of the Federation Cup.
“On the off chance that I am designated as head mentor of Bangladesh, then I will set three objectives – two for the transient and one for the long haul. Firstly, I need Bangladesh to fit the bill for the Asian Cup Qualifiers by overcoming Bhutan in September and October. At that point I need to create a decent result in the SAFF Championship. The third objective is to enhance the standard of Bangladesh football and extend my age-level groups,” said Saintfiet, who is very much aware of Bangladesh’s fortunes on the global stage, specifying that they neglected to awe in the last three SAFF Championships, regardless of being champions in 2003.