Alistair Edwards appointed JDT sporting director

Former Malaysia Cup-winning Johor striker Alistair Edwards returns to the state to be the Southern Tigers' sporting director.

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Former Australia and Johor striker Alistair Edwards has been appointed as 2015 AFC Cup winners Johor Darul Ta'zim's (JDT) sporting director.
 
The announcement was made on the Johor Southern Tigers' Facebook page on Sunday.
 
The 47-year-old former Perth Glory head coach told the site that he is at the club to assist its owner, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ).

"I can see that TMJ is very passionate about football but he is very busy with his other interests, so I'm here to help as much as I can, to together make JDT a professional team," said Edwards.
 
He was also elated at his return to Johor. "It feels like coming home because I spent two wonderful years here (during my playing days). Many Johoreans still remember my time. For me it is really like a dream, to be able to reach this stage in my career," he added.
 
Edwards played for Johor in 1991 and 1992, and spent a number of seasons in Malaysia with Singapore and Selangor. He also had an illustrious career with international clubs, having played for Brighton & Hove Albion, Millwall and Perth Glory.
 
After retiring from playing, he went on to coach several youth and women's sides before leading A-League side Perth Glory in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed the technical director of FAM League side Real Mulia.