Isac was one among the three final shortlisted candidates with the others being former Sporting Lisbon assistant coach Jorge Castelo and ex-Georgia national team manager Gaioz Darsadze. Isac flew down to Delhi from Boston in the United States but was denied an entry into the country because of a visa issue.
He is believed to have given the interview over Skype from an airport lounge. Isac has served in a host of roles, most famously serving as in the team of Arsene Wenger and Carlos Queiroz during their time at Nagoya Grampus Eight.
The others were also ind v england for the post but Isac's presentation seemed thorough and well-thought out for the AIFF Technical Committee, which preferred him over Darsadze and Castelo, who also served in the technical team of Benfica between The winner of this clash will go on to the final, while the loser will play a third-place playoff against either Vietnam or Curacao.
In the coming days, the AIFF will interview and finalise on a head coach for the senior and U team. The post ind v england been vacant since Stephen Constantine's resignation right after the disappointing Asian Cup exit.