Olympian and former India captain Jude Felix was, on Wednesday, appointed coach of the National men’s hockey team.
He will be on probation for three months. Felix, an accomplished centre-half, played more than 250 international matches and represented the country in the Olympics (1988, 1992), World Cups (1990, 1994), Asian Games (1990, 1994) and Champions Trophy (1985, 1987 and 1989).
He worked as a player-cum-coach with the Paris-based Racing Club, which took part in the French League and European League, from 1997 to 2000 and Singapore Recreation Club from 1995 to 1997 and 2001 to 2011.
During his stint in Singapore, he was adjudged Coach-of-the-year in 2005 and 2007.
Felix, who will work under chief coach Terry Walsh, is all set to join the ongoing training camp here on Thursday.