Maniam to introduce other formations to Red Giants

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Selangor boss P. Maniam told the press about the formations he wants his squad to be familiar with during the mid-season break.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Selangor head coach Maniam Pachaiappan told the press after his side's 2-0 Super League defeat to Pahang last Wednesday, that he will be looking at other formations during the mid-season break.

"We'll see how (it turns out). We are already very good in the 3-4-3 system, maybe I'll introduce another system and make them understand it.

"We have Amri (Yahyah) and Andik (Vermansah) who can play in the wide areas, so we have the option if we want to play another system," he explained.

When enquired by Goal regarding the particular formations he had in mind, he responded: "Maybe 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2."

Upon Maniam's appointment as the Selangor head coach in the pre-season, he got the Red Giants to change into a 3-4-3 formation from the traditional 4-4-2, with his two wingers assisting in attack and defence.

He holds a AFC Professional Coaching Diploma, the highest coaching certification offered by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

And when asked about his focus during the break, he answered that he will continue working on recent returnees Amri and Andik, who rejoined the squad last week.

"Amri and Andik's return will definitely help the squad, but we still need to do a lot of work with these (two) players," he replied.

The league will take a one-month break for the Ramadan fasting month and Aidilfitri celebration, with round 14 only taking place on July 1.

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