Pakistan hires 'originally Indian' coach for football team

11:58 PM | 23 May, 2024
Trishan Patel
Source: File photo

Just a few days before the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan, Pakistan has hired an Indian origin British coach for its football team. 

Trishan Patel, who has joined the Pakistan football team as an Assistant Coach and Performance Analyst, has joined the team's camp in Islamabad as they prepare for their final two games in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers.

Patel was previously working with the Pakistani football team remotely. He brings a wealth of experience from his diverse coaching background. He has collaborated with various organizations, clubs, and schools across England, including prominent clubs such as Liverpool and Luton Town.

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) announced Patel’s arrival through their social media channels, featuring him in the national team's kit.

Patel began his football coaching career in 2006 as a scouting coach. In 2009, he joined Luton Town as a Community Coach, where he remained until 2015. A holder of the UEFA A license, Patel joined Biggleswade United in 2019 as an assistant manager.

Additionally, he has worked as an international academy coach with Liverpool and has also been involved with Berkhamsted.

Pakistan is scheduled to play against regional giants Saudi Arabia in their next FIFA World Cup qualifier match in Islamabad on June 6, before traveling to Tajikistan for their final match.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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