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Five coaches treading on wafer thin ice in Malaysia

Three coaches have been relieved since the start of the 2016 Malaysian season, and more could follow given the country’s volatile coaching situation. Vijhay Vick lists down four high-profile coaches who may be casualties for trigger-happy clubs… 

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K. Devan, Kelantan

Devan’s position has been under-fire from the start of the season with president Tan Sri Annuar Musa and main sponsor Datuk Seri Hasmiza Othman voicing displeasure on the team’s defensive approach to matches.

Since recording a boring 1-0 win over PDRM on Matchday Two of the Malaysia Super League (MSL), Kelantan’s only wins have come against struggling Penang and Sarawak.

Currently, Kelantan are fifth in the league table and have big aspirations to rival Johor Darul Ta’zim’s (JDT) dominance in Malaysian football.

Having been appointed before the riches of Hasmiza – through Vida Beauty – it will come as no surprise if Kelantan make a coaching changes and splurge in the mid-season transfer window.

The club has built a reputation for firing under-performing coaches, as Devan's more illustrious counterparts Steve Darby and George Boateng found out over the last couple of years.