Five Malaysian coaches for hire

Felda United are in the market for a new coach following Azmi Mohamed’s lack of confidence in himself after just three games. Vijhay Vick lists five local coaches that need a comeback as more openings are expected... 

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The impatient nature of Malaysian clubs means it is highly likely that Malaysia Super League (MSL) and Malaysia Premier League (MPL) sides are frequently looking for candidates to fill the dugout.

It may still be early days for some coaches, but even half a season may not suffice and they could soon find out that teams in Malaysia expect instant results. Ahmad Yusoff and Mike Mulvey can attest to this after being recruited by Terengganu last year.

FourFourTwo has drawn up a shortlist of five Malaysians that could use another opportunity in the dugout.

Foreign coaches such as Bojan Hodak and Mehmet Durakovi, who appeared in our list in 2016 are still unemployed. Hodak did, however, have a stint with Penang chief executive officer.

K. Rajagobal

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Photo: Penang

It is really a surprise that Rajagobal has only been employed for less than half a season since his contract as Malaysia coach was not extended at the end of 2013.

The 60-year-old joined Sarawak for the 2016 season after being promised that the Crocs wanted to build a long term project — a theme familiar to Rajagobal during his tenure as Malaysia head coach.

But results did not go Sarawak’s way, prompting Rajagobal and the Crocs to part ways as the East Malaysian side battled relegation.

With a CV which contained achievements such as being a ‘2009 SEA Games gold medallist’ and ‘2010 AFF Suzuki Cup winner’, Rajagobal should really be on every team’s shortlist when searching for coaches.