Robert Alberts: It would be an honour to coach Malaysia

The Sarawak tactician has been linked with the Malaysian national team post, something that he is proud of
Robert Alberts claims that the opportunity to coach the Malaysian national team would be an absolute honour, with him being touted as a possible replacement for Datuk K. Rajagopal at the end of this year.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have decided to not renew Rajagopal's contract, which expires in December after the Malayan Tigers' poor performances in recent times.

Speculations have been heating up on possible replacement candidates and Sarawak FA's Robert Alberts is open to idea of coaching the national team.

"Of course any coach would be interested in coaching the Malaysian national team, but for me it's an honour to be linked with the post," he told Kosmo!

"A lot of people have been asking me about this, but all I can say for now is that I've had no offers whatsoever from FAM.

"If there is interest from their side, then I am open to negotiations.

"But for now, I intend to focus on Sarawak's preparation for the upcoming Malaysia Cup competition," he concluded.

The experienced Dutch coach is already a well-enthrenched figure in Malaysian football, coaching Kedah in the mid-90s, and even served as a technical director with the FAM between 2005 to 2008.

However, it now remains to be seen whether FAM will opt to make an approach for the astute tactician, who led Sarawak to Premier League glory, while also remaining unbeaten throughout this season.