Sundram warned by Negeri Sembilan FA

With the side doing poorly in the Malaysia Premier League, the former LionsXII coach has been given an ultimatum to improve the team or face the sack

The Negeri Sembilan Football Association (PBNS) has warned coach V. Sundramoorthy and his team to improve their performances or face an overhaul of the team.

Former LionsXII coach Sundram guided the team to the Malaysia Super League title in only their second campaign last season, before then leaving for Premier League side Negeri Sembilan. He was succeeded by Singapore legend Fandi Ahmad.

The president of PBNS, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, has said that they are considering revamping the squad or replacing Sundram if the team’s results do not improve.

"I already gave an ultimatum to the team manager Datuk Abdul Ghani Hassan, so we must improve the performance," he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur, according to Bernama.

Mohamad added that the Negeri Sembilan team is a strong team with good players, but they lack tactical and strategical knowledge.

“Our tactics and style of play is predictable, that is our weakness,” he continued. “The team needs to seek to read the tactics of the opponents.”

He also indicated he would have no problem in cutting Sundram loose, stating that in professional football, a coach’s contract may be terminated if he is not able to produce results for the team.

The Deers are also looking for a high-caliber midfielder to strengthen the team, who currently have 12 points from nine games and are seventh in the table.