With criticism constantly coming down hard on Dollah Salleh, Darren Goon takes a look at how the Harimau Malaya boss compares to past head coaches who came before him in the last 10 years...
Has anyone check the FIFA world rankings lately? FourFourTwo wouldn’t hold it against you if you haven’t, as the Malaysia national team have been on a steady downward curve over the past few months, reaching a nadir of 166th place in the latest rankings. Former worst-football-team-in-the-world Bhutan have overtaken them, so have Dominica and Suriname.
This gradual descent comes on the back of Malaysia’s worst defeat in 16 years, a 6-0 loss to Oman in March, the result of a performance so uninspired that many turned off the television at half-time. Everyone’s favourite coach, Dollah Salleh, came under fire for that capitulation, but the credit he earned by taking a ramshackle Harimau Malaya side to the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup final should last him a few more matches, at the very least. Then again, we have to ask, is he the worst Malaysia head coach over the past decade?
The following pages are the stats of the six men helming the national team since 2004, from the late Bertalan Bicskei to Dollah himself, so you be the judge.
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