Former national coach K. Rajagobal could end up plotting the downfall of his former team in upcoming tournaments if he accepts Vietnam's offer to train their national senior and youth squads.
After the bitter end to his coaching career in Malaysia last year, Rajagobal is now ready to take up a bigger challenge and is keen to help another nation with his coaching expertise.
The 58-year-old has helped to revitalise Malaysian football by guiding the national team to the 2009 Sea Games gold and the 2010 AFF Cup title.
Rajagobal was the longest serving national coach, having served FA of Malaysia (FAM) for four and a half years.
Appointed as coach in April, 2009, Rajagobal's contract, however, was not renewed by FAM after it expired on Dec 31 following his team's poor performances in friendly matches and competitions.
Rajagobal's relationship with the concerned parties, including the fans, had also gone sour during that period.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) hopes to get an experienced coach to replace Hoang Van Phuc, who resigned recently.