The Australian coach stated through his Twitter feed that Pahang FA disagreed with his approach on how the team should play
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Former Pahang head coach Ronald Smith has revealed the reason why he was asked to leave Pahang after just three months in charge of the team.
Smith, who took over from coach Dollah Salleh earlier this year, was sacked by the Pahang Football Association due to their inconsistent performances in the league. He was later replaced by his assistant at the time, former Malaysia international Zainal Abidin, who has now permanently taken over the position.
However, yesterday Ronald Smith revealed on Twitter the real reason why he was asked to leave the Elephants after only three months in charge.
"I was asked to leave Pahang because my idea of keeping possession rather than playing route 1 football wasn't appreciated"— . (@Smudger_RS) April 16, 2014
Ever since Ron Smith left The Elephants, Pahang have performed well under the coaching of Zainal Abidin, and they now lead the league table.
Zainal has a great record since taking over Pahang, only recording one loss since March, which was in their last game against LionsXII.