JDT head coach Ulisses Morais steps down

Johor Darul Ta'zim head coach Ulisses Morais has stepped down from his position due to "health reasons in the family", the Malaysian champions announced on Sunday.

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"Today is a very sad day for me as my duty ends at this great club," said the 58-year-old in a statement posted on the club's website and on social media. "As in everything in life, we all have priorities. Due to health reasons in the family, I am forced to leave you.

"No amount of words can express my gratitude for the times we spent together and the many titles we've won. You have my eternal thanks. I’m blessed and honoured to be in the history books of JDT and the memories of Johor and JDT will always be embedded in my heart."

Morais was appointed as the Southern Tigers' head coach in June 2017, after Benjamin Mora dropped down to JDT II. Under his leadership in the latter half of the campaign, the Southern Tigers won the league title - their fourth consecutive win. They also clinched the Malaysia Cup last season.

JDT are currently top of the MSL with nine points from the first four games.