Coach Stephen Constantine announced his resignation from the post of the coach of the Indian national football team at the press conference after India's match against Bahrain, stating that he will move on.
The Blue Tigers suffered heartbreak in the final minutes of the game as they conceded a penalty which knocked them out of the AFC Asian Cup, something which was too much to take for the manager.
Messages from all across the nation's footballing fraternities flooded in at the announcement of Constantine's departure and the coach has now gone on and posted his farewell message on Twitter. Here's what he tweeted....
Really proud of our @IndianFootball team achievements over the last 4 years and appreciative of all of the support from the AIFF, the players, our support staff and the wonderful fans. Jai Hind!— StephenConstantine (@StephenConstan) January 15, 2019
Here's how Indian football fans reacted to his message...
I wish you all the best , you contributed well in the first half of your tenure but lacked vision in the latter half,Soosairaj,Changte,Thoi Singh,Brandon,Shahal,Jobby Justin and Beke would have made huge difference in AFC Asia Cup. Anyway I respect your contribution to 🇮🇳 ⚽️ team— Harry (@xenahb) January 15, 2019
You've received truckloads of criticism but still achieved what none of your predecessors have. Thank you, Stephen.— Shyam Vasudevan (@JesuisShyam) January 15, 2019
Thank you for everything coach 😀— NILESH MANE (@nileshmane04) January 15, 2019
Best of luck for the future
Your immense contribution will be remembered boss.— Pranav KS (@Wilshere_Sharma) January 15, 2019
Thanks for all the good things.
India deserve to be in the ko— Deryll D'lima (@deryll_dlima) January 15, 2019
This is not a good way to say bye. Hope of a country tarnished. Couldn't sleep properly. Bad memory from last game. You n team deserved better farewell.
Post for kbfc manager is open now.....😎😎😎— Rudranil Goswami (@RudranilGoswami) January 15, 2019
Thnx a lot coach.. Thank you fr all the achievements.. Thnx fr makin us believe that we can compete with elite in Asia.. Thnx fr all the great memories.. N wish u all the best fr your future endeavours.. U ll be remembered here❤️❤️👍👍👍— Aru Sewag (@arunsewag) January 15, 2019
Coach was there at the stadium watching it. My obs. No holding play. So defensive on a 4-4-2.Ten blue shirts defending in the box.Wayward passing.Horrendous zonal marking. No one to play the ball up front.Well played on the earlier games but this one was a strategic disaster tbh.— sportasport (@sportasport1) January 15, 2019
Good luck coach. You did fairly well except ignoring some real talents like Soosairaj.— Srini (@Boisterous_Man) January 15, 2019
Please reconsider your decision of resigning— Deepak Chandran (@vc_vattolli) January 15, 2019
Thank you, coach. Congratulations on your great work in Indian Football. I'm sure history will portray it in even better light. All the best!— Kaushal Shukla (@KasualShukla) January 15, 2019
thanks for the memories .. and please block me .. 😅— Indian Football Fan (@Last_Laugh11) January 15, 2019