AIFF : Syed Sabir Pasha joins AIFF as technical director

Previously Syed Sabir Pasha was the assistant manager of Chennaiyin FC.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced the appointment of former Chennaiyin FC assistant manager Syed Sabhir Pasha as the AIFF’s new technical director. Having played and coached for over three decades, Pasha brings a wealth of experience as the AIFF builds towards Vision 2047. The 50-year-old has represented India on 68 occasions and won the SAFF Championship in 1999. He also won India’s gold medal at the 1995 South Asian Games.

Pasha started his coaching career with Indian Bank in 2007 before managing his state of Tamil Nadu in 2012 and the AIFF Elite Academy in 2014. Following his stint with AIFF grassroots development, Pasha was named assistant manager of his hometown club Chennaiyin FC in 2016. After serving Marina Machans for over six years, Pasha is set to take on his next challenge. This could define the country’s development in the future. He is the first Indian to be appointed technical director full-time.


President of AIFF – Mr Kalyan Chaubey, said, “We are delighted that Sabir Pasha, a former India International, who served the country for a long, has joined us in our endeavour to take Indian Football forward. Given his experience and work throughout his playing and coaching career, he is a deserving candidate to be Technical Director. We are sure he will grow in the job and take a leadership role in Indian football technical matters.”