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|WHAT THE NEWS ARE SAYING
After several players were embroiled in contract sagas involving u-turns and double dealings, it has emerged that a head coach has been involved as well. Pulau Pinang's K. Devan, who was appointed by the Phanters over a month ago, is reported to still be under contract to his previous employers; Felda United, revealed tabloid Harian Metro.
The 52-year old had been relieved of his coaching duties by the Settlers halfway through the 2013 season, following poor performance of the team that would see them relegated from the Super League at the end of the league season.
The case had been brought to the attention of FAM's Player Status Committee by Felda, who are claiming that Devan is still technically under their employment, as his contract is slated to run until 2015. The committee chairman, Takiyuddin Hassan, however added that Felda are willing to negotiate the matter with Devan, failing which it will be arbitrated by the committee. Interestingly, despite claiming that Devan still has a contract with them, Felda had appointed a new head coach also around one month ago, former Selangor coach Irfan Bakti.