KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Australian national Gary Phillips, who has been serving as the Technical Director of the All Nepal Football Association since 2019, has been given another responsibility by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).
Phillips was appointed the head coach of the Nepali National Women's Football Team for a one-year term effective from Thursday.
Philips was recommended by the five-member ANFA technical committee comprising Krishna Thapa, Kumar Raj Bhandari, Upendra Man Singh, Dinesh Byanjankar and Arjun Lama. In Phillips' new contract starting January 1 with the ANFA, a clause agreeing to take charge of any senior National Team has also been mentioned.
Phillips has gathered working experience with clubs in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. He had also served as the manager of Papua New Guinea’s national women’s team. Prior to coaching roles in South-East Asia, he had also worked in the coach education department of Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Meanwhile, the closed camp training of the women's national team is scheduled to begin for the preparation of the AFC Women's Asian Cup Championship 2022 Qualifiers.