FAM receive 37 applications for national head coach role

The FAM have received many applications to take over as head coach of the Malayan Tigers if Datuk K. Rajagopal's contract is not renewed at the end of the year

Many are waiting to replace Datuk K. Rajagopal as national team head coach once his contract ends this December.

Despite being heavily criticised for his habit of playing his favourite players as well as arranging matches against clubs in other countries rather than playing national teams, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are still giving him the chance to fulfill his contract until the end of this year.

Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin, the FAM’s secretary-general, explained that his side have their own strategy to find the right man, while also admitting that there are a lot of applications under consideration.

According to Sinar Harian, Hamidin said: "We have plenty of options, we are looking for coaches from inside as well as from outside the country.

"The applications are coming in and up to now, we have 37 applications for the position.

"We will decide this matter in a meeting and looking at things right now, we are happy with the situation as many people want to coach the national team," he added.

A few big names have been linked to the post, such as German legend Rudi Voller and ex-Singapore head coach Radojko Avramovic, who could replace Rajagopal.