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Former Rangers, Chelsea and Selangor striker David Stuart Mitchell has been reported to be in a protracted negotiation with Premier League side Kedah, who are interested in signing him as their new head coach. Mitchell previously coached Sarawak in 2005 and Perth Glory from 2007 to 2010.
The Kelantan Football Association president, Anuar Musa on Tuesday announced on his Facebook fan page that the Red Warriors will be promoting two of their President's Cup players, Faiz Suhaimi and Faizul Nazlin to the senior squad for the upcoming season. The pair had earlier helped the Kelantan youth squad capture the 2013 President's Cup.
The online edition of Utusan Malaysia earlier revealed that this year's FAM League champions, Pulau Pinang who have been promoted to the Premier League for 2014, has signed former Selangor and Felda United head coach; K. Devan to lead them back to the top league.
The 2002 FA Cup champions last played in the Super League in 2010, before mismanagement sent them spiralling into the bottom league of the Malaysian professional football tier. A somewhat revived administration and the return of former hero, Moroccan forward Merzagua Abderrazak as head coach reinvigorated football in the island state and helped them gain promotion this year. However, Merzagua's lack of an FAM-certified coaching license meant that he cannot continue leading the Panthers in the top two domestic leagues, neccessitating a replacement.
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