Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Thusday appointed
Chaudhry Akhtar Rasool as chief coach and manager of Pakistan national hockey team while sacked foriegn coach Michel van den for breaching of contract just four months before the commencement of the London Olympics 2012.
Den Heuvel, was due to keep the job until after the Olympics
this summer but the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)
said he had failed to return to duties as scheduled last
month and had also signed a deal with a Dutch club,
in violation of his contract. "The executive board of
the PHF met here and unanimously agreed that a
coach who signed another contract besides having
a valid contract with Pakistan is not acceptable," PHF
president Qasim Zia told reporters.