Dollah Salleh may leave PDRM to take over Harimau Malaya post

Dollah Salleh could make his way to the national team after bringing PDRM to the top of the Premier League, after reports suggested that the FAM wants to hire him

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PDRM are ready to let go of their coach, Dollah Salleh, who is reportedly is the number one choice to be the next Malaysia head coach by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

Howver, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the release of Dollah Salleh will be discussed first as he still has a contract with PDRM until November.

Speaking to Bernama, Zahid said “It is up to him, if he is chosen and for the sake of the country, we have to let him go. But of course, there must be terms to be followed first.”

Zahid was commenting on the issue as reports suggested that the FAM are thinking of hiring Dollah Salleh to replace Datuk K.Rajagopal.

Meanwhile, the man who brought Pahang to Malaysia Cup glory last year and PDRM to win the Premier League said, he still unsure about the news and his current focus is to prepare PDRM for the Malaysia Cup.

“Honestly I have no idea because I still have (a) contract with PDRM until November, so I have to discuss things with Datuk Seri first,” said Dollah.

FAM are expected to announce the new head coach of Malaysia this Saturday after the meeting of the FAM exco.

The position has been vacant for six months now after K. Rajagopal left the hotseat last December. Since then, Datuk Ong Kim Swee has been in charge as the interim head coach for the Malayan Tigers.

Other than Dollah Salleh, the FAM have also shortlisted several names such as David O'Leary, Fabio Lopez and Bobby Houghton for the position.