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The three-time AFF Championship winner is believed to be in the running to take over the vacant head coach role with the Azkals

Former Singapore coach Radojko 'Raddy' Avramovic might be making a swift return to the region according to reports from the Philippines.

Sources close to Goal have cited the three-time AFF Championship winning coach as being at the top of the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) shortlist to take over the post of Head Coach of the national football team.

The PFF last week parted ways with Hans Michael Weiss, who had been in charge of the Azkals since 2011 and had overseen the team's semi-final finish at the 2012 AFF Championship, where an Avramovic-led Singapore side were crowned champions.

The Serbian ended his 8-year stay with the Lions at the end of the tournament and has been a free agent since, with periodic reports linking him to vacant national and club posts around the region.

The PFF have set an ambitious target of qualifying for next year's AFC Asian Cup winning the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives in May. The victors of the competition will get an automatic spot to compete with Asia's best in Australia in 2015. Apart from the experienced 64-year-old, former Europe-based players have also reportedly been targetted.

Avramovic had previously also been linked with a Techincal Director role with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).




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