Singapore Football

Fandi offered contracts by two Malaysian clubs

He has one year left on his contract with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).

But in the wake of the LionsXII being disbanded, coach Fandi Ahmad is still waiting for the association to make a decision about his coaching future.

"In three to four days, FAS will make a decision about about the future of the LionsXII coaching team because a lot of them, including myself, also have coaching roles in the national team," he said, speaking to Berita Harian. 

"I am still waiting to see whether I will have the opportunity to coach a team."

Meanwhile, he said that he has already been approached by two clubs from Malaysia to coach their teams.

He declined to name the clubs.

Fandi Ahmad (extreme left) with wife Wendy Jacobs (back row, in black) with children (from right) Irfan, Ikhsan, Iman, Iryan and Ilhan. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

Speaking at the Halal International 2015 at Singapore Expo on Sunday (Dec 6), he told Berita Harian that he still hopes to be able see through his contract with FAS and coach a team in 2016.

He was appointed the coach of LionsXII at the start of the 2014 Malaysian Super League (MSL) season, following V. Sundramoorthy's decision to coach Negeri Sembilan during the 2014 season.

When asked about FAS' decision to disband the team after they were recently dropped from the MSL, he said it was a positive move which would only improve the standard of the S.League.

"At least the players have experience of playing in the Malaysian Super League and the Malaysia Cup," he said.

"When we gathered recently, a lot of them have already been offered a place at various clubs," he added.

Sources: Berita Harian, Football Association of Singapore

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