Fandi and Sundram to assist Stange at World Cup qualifiers
Sundram and Fandi under the microscope, perhaps for future role as national coach
They have long since hung up their boots, but are by far still the most recognisable faces in the football fraternity, and indeed, the Singapore’s larger sporting community.
Fans have called for one or the other to take over the reins of the national football team, and now both V Sundramoorthy and Fandi Ahmad - neither of whom has kept his desire to lead the national team in the future a secret — have been called in to assist Bernd Stange for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
The duo were named in Stange’s coaching team — along with a 21-man squad — for Saturday’s friendly away to Bangladesh, and a June 6 fixture against Brunei in Singapore, reports Shamir Osman.
The New Paper had reported on May 16 that Sundram had been registered as assistant coach to the 67-year-old German, but the addition of former Singapore skipper Fandi suggests the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) aim to have a closer look at which of the two could earn the nod in the future.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 27.
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