FAS to renew Sundram’s contract

The LionsXII Head Coach, V. Sundramoorthy, will see a contract extension after the Football Association of Singapore plans to keep his services

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) released a statement on Friday saying that they will be renewing V. Sundramoorthy’s contract.

This news comes after the 47-year-old’s commitment and achievements, both on and off the pitch, were noticed by the FAS.

An FAS Spokesperson said: “In addition to the LionsXII’s success in the 2013 Malaysian Super League (MSL) season, Sundram has also played a key role in the development of several youngsters in the LionsXII squad who are now key members of the Singapore National Team. 

Highlighting that they are very keen on keeping the services of the ex-Singapore international the FAS have already begun the process of writing up the new contract.

“FAS officials have met up with Sundram and we have commenced the process of discussion aimed at renewing his contract. We are pleased to note that Sundram and his backroom staff are now focused on the upcoming Malaysia Cup,” the FAS Spokesperson added.

Sundramoorthy is a key member of the Singapore coaching set up and he will continue to play a key role in developing football in the country, specifically the National ‘A’ and Under-23 teams.

The LionsXII Head Coach remained very appreciative and thankful of FAS’ efforts in keeping him at the helm.

Sundram said: “As I have said on several occasions, I am deeply appreciative of the support and assistance rendered to me by my management and colleagues at FAS. I appreciate that FAS values my contributions and I am thankful that the management has commenced the discussion process with me a renewal of my contract. Like any professional coach, I would need to consider all key factors before making a decision on my future.”

The LionsXII will now shift focus on the upcoming Malaysia Cup on August 20 which sees the MSL champions face tough competition in Group D with Perak, Kedah and Sarawak.

“In the meantime, I am focused on the Malaysia Cup competition which kicks off next Tuesday,” Sundram added.