New JDT coach Mora to build on predecessor Gomez’s legacy

New Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) coach Benjamin Mora is not expected to make major changes in the 2017 Malaysia Super League (MSL) opener against Kedah on Friday, but on top of his list of things to do in the coming weeks and months is providing more variety to the Southern Tigers' style of play. 

Mora, who was swiftly announced as JDT coach hours after the club parted ways with Mario Gomez on Wednesday, could win his first trophy on Friday as the tie against Kedah also doubles up as the Sultan Ahmad Shah Cup.

"I know Kedah because JDT II played them twice last year. They are good on the ball and like every other team in the league, will fight to beat us," said Mora.

"I'm studying and analysing options so we can be more dangerous and dominate the game. There will not be any major changes yet ... maybe just some tactical adjustments during the game."

Mora, who was honoured to be given the job, said Gomez had already done a lot good work at the club and he intends to build on his predecessor’s success.

"This is an extraordinary team with great players ...players who have won a lot of trophies. I intend to guide them to the best version of themselves," said Mora.

"Gomez left a legacy here. I want to give the players more options so we can play with more variety and continue the success JDT have had."

JDT won two MSL titles, an AFC Cup, a FA Cup and the Sultan Ahmah Shah Cup during Gomez's tenure since 2014.

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