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Nelo Vingada resigns as Malaysia head coach

Malaysia head coach Nelo Vingada will step down as head coach, it was announced Wednesday.

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This follows a winless tenure for Portugese coach since he took the reins in May this year.

Under Vingada, Malaysia have drawn one and lost six of their seven games. The Tigers have not won since November 2016.

Vingada made the announcement via a statement on Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) website on Wednesday

The former Saudi Arabia coach has struggled to win over skeptics and will leave Malaysia on a poor note as many lost faith in him after a series of bizarre decisions during his short time with the Tigers.

Vingada made the announcement via a statement on Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) website on Wednesday.

"After discussions with the President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor, I take responsibility for the performance of the national team," said Vingada.

"With this sense of responsibility, I hereby announce to relinquish my position as national head coach with immediate effect and the Tunku President himself has also accepted my decision.

"I would also like to inform that the two assistants that I brought along, Joao Arnaldo Correia De Carvalho and Francisco Jose Bruto Da Costa have also resigned from their respective positions as national assistant coach and national fitness coach respectively."

In the recent Asian Cup qualifiers, Malaysia finished bottom of Group B with just one point after five matches and even with a win in their last fixture against Lebanon, cannot make the tournament in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.

As such, the FAM will not need to rush an appointement of a new coach. The next major competition in store for the Tigers in 2018 is the AFF Suzuki Cup.

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