Perak name Vjeran Simunic as new head coach

Perak have named the experienced Vjeran Simunic to be their new head coach for next season


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Perak Football Association (PAFA) President, Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin, declared the announcement of the new head coach yesterday at the PAFA office. He also added that Simunic was appointed after comparisons were made with others.

According to Bernama, Zainol said that the “PAFA believes that Simunic can use his wealth (of) experience to bring changes to the team.”

Zainol also insisted that this early appointment was part of the Perak’s preparations for next season, after failing to qualify for the next round in the Malaysia Cup.

“Reshuffling of the Perak squad is also an early initiative for the Super League challenge next season,” added Zainol Fadzi.

PAFA also announced that they terminated the contracts of 10 players, including three foreign players; Md Nor Haziq, Md Hidayat and Milan Purovic.

Zainol revealed that they have promoted eight players from their Presidents Cup squad to play in the Malaysia Super League next season.

Meanwhile, Simunic said that the trust given to him by the PAFA will enable him to turn Perak into a much better team next season.