Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim told Datuk Hamidin Amin, Secretary-General of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), that the Johor Football Association will help fund the cost of a foreign head coach for the Harimau Malaya.
The Crown Prince of Johor sensationally revealed his text messages exchanged with Hamidin on Friday following Malaysia’s 10-0 loss to the United Arab Emirates, calling for the sacking of Dollah Salleh.
“Enough is enough, we cannot continue to be ignorant with the problems we are facing,” he shared on Johor Darul Ta’zim official Facebook page.
“[We need to] sack Dollah as soon as possible to improve whatever we can and save whatever dignity we have left before our football standard continues to deteriorate.
“The Johor FA will contribute a budget to hire a foreign coach who is more qualified to guide our national team.”
Tunku Ismail, however, set a condition for the help.
“Give all teams their broadcasting rights, which should equate to 70-80% of the total broadcasting revenue,” he referred to the FAM’s television rights deal with MP & Silva.
“The FAM only requires 20-25% to run the leagues and employ foreign coaches.
“With the broadcasting rights revenue for each team, on top of the sponsorship revenue, all teams [can] spend on youth development and upgrading their football facilities.”comments