Australian National Gary Philips, who has been serving as the Technical Director of the All Nepal Football Association since 2019, has been given another responsbility by the association. Starting today, Phillips has been appointed as the head coach of the Nepali National Women's team for a one-year term.
Philips was recommended by the five-member ANFA technical committee including Krishna Thapa, Kumar Raj Bhandari, Upendra Man Singh, Dinesh Byanjankar and Arjun Lama. As per Phillips' new contract starting 1 Jan 2021 with ANFA, a clause agreeing to take charge of any senior National Team has been mentioned.
Phillips has working experience with clubs in Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines. He has also served as the manager of Papua New Guinea’s national women’s team. Prior to coaching roles in South East Asia, he worked in the coach education department of AFC.
Meanwhile, the closed camp training of women's national team will also start soon to prepare for the AFC Women's Asian Cup Championship 2022 Qualifiers.