Exodus of national football coaches?

As published in Mailsport today.
By Haresh Deol
haresh@mmail.com.my

PETALING JAYA — Trouble seems to be brewing in Wisma FAM as several national coaches may opt to quit following continued interference by FA of Malaysia (FAM) officials.

Insiders claimed the coaches were “fed-up” with the national stable as decisions were made without consultation.

They also claimed officials were quick to blame the coaches if they failed to achieve targets without taking into account the poor eco-system in the establishment.

“The coaches are being very polite but things are not looking good and if left unattended, they could just leave,” said a source.

“The national team management committee decided several matters recently and the coaches only found out about the changes from newspapers,” the source said.

Among the decisions made by the committee included the possibility of disbanding Harimau Muda A after the Singapore SEA Games (June 5-16, 2015).  Plans are afoot to include several Harimau Muda A players in the Harimau Muda B team ahead of the AFC Under-22 Qualifiers in March.

Dollah Salleh is the national team coach. Datuk Ong Kim Swee coaches Harimau Muda A while Razip Ismail guides the Harimau Muda B squad.

Eighteen out of 25 players from Kim Swee’s side are eligible to play in the Under-22 tournament.
The source said: “This would mean Kim Swee would only have a handful of players from December to March and only two months to prepare for the SEA Games.

“The logical solution is to disband Harimau Muda A immediately and for Razip to prepare the team for the AFC qualifiers followed by the SEA Games.

“After all, the AFC qualifiers doubles up as the 2016 Olympic qualifiers. That is more important than the SEA Games.

“It’s best to speak to the coaches and not presume what is best for them and their teams.”

Another insider said the semangat kenegerian (strong sentiment for the state) adopted by officials is apparent.

He also claimed a “top FAM official” aided Razip’s assistant Mat Zan Mat Aris’ move to Malacca United.

 Mat Zan started his new role with the FAM League outfit last month.

“State sides seem to be more important than the national teams. Former national coach (Datuk) K. Rajagobal suffered the same fate as his views were never sought and it looks like nothing has changed,” he said.

“In Malaysia, they never respect coaches. But when things go wrong, they are the first to be given the boot. That’s the sad reality.”

Several parties have taken advantage of the situation and have apparently approached the coaches, including Kim Swee.

The former international is linked to Pahang and another two states. He, however, refused to comment about the speculation.

“If you write about this, a witch hunt will take place to find out who talked to you, not how to address the issues,” the source added.

Comments

  1. Why complain when you are the ones led to this "rape"

    Coaches at FAM must take the blame for the scenario in FAM.
    When they took the job they've willingly allowed themselves to be "raped" by the non technical people there. But then again they're also cultured to ampu & bodek - they came from the flawed and failed system. If you're ignored and "raped" then you deserved it, because in the first place you willingly allowed them to commit the "adultery"

    Can you'll imagine as coaches, how Hamidin, failed in his duty as the sec. general?. He is saying that communication factors was the problem which led to the multiple occasion taking place there on the same day. As the sec.general Hamidin, should be ashamed of himself for giving such reason, when he is the culprit who led to this - administratively Hamidin has disgraced himself, oh boy what a shame!

    So, it doesn't make any difference whether you're happy or not as a coach, when your own "hands are dirty" - blame yourselves for not having the wisdom.


    HSKL says: You're all the same, "Football Rapist"

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  2. Why complain when you are the ones led to this "rape"

    Coaches at FAM must take the blame for the scenario in FAM.
    When they took the job they've willingly allowed themselves to be "raped" by the non technical people there. But then again they're also cultured to ampu & bodek - they came from the flawed and failed system. If you're ignored and "raped" then you deserved it, because in the first place you willingly allowed them to commit the "adultery"

    Can you'll imagine as coaches, how Hamidin, failed in his duty as the sec. general?. He is saying that communication factors was the problem which led to the multiple occasion taking place there on the same day. As the sec.general Hamidin, should be ashamed of himself for giving such reason, when he is the culprit who led to this - administratively Hamidin has disgraced himself, oh boy what a shame!

    So, it doesn't make any difference whether you're happy or not as a coach, when your own "hands are dirty" - blame yourselves for not having the wisdom.


    HSKL says: You're all the same, "Football Rapist"

    ReplyDelete

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