Four coaches in Malaysia that could get sacked or ‘rested’

Malaysia’s volatile handling of coaches has seen many quick-fire removal of coaches, some without even getting a run of five matches. Vijhay Vick lists four coaches that could be first to go...

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Ashley Westwood

The Englishman arrived in Penang in pre-season with high expectations after turning newly-formed Bengaluru into a dominant side in the I-League.

The former Manchester United trainee promised to whip the Malaysia Super League (MSL) strugglers into shape but it has been a nightmare thus far. If Westwood had signed for trigger-happy clubs such as Kelantan or Terengganu, he probably have been asked to leave already.

Penang lost five of their opening league matches, conceding 11 times and finding the back of the net only once. If things do not pick up, Penang will surely be embroiled in a relegation battle...

The Penang management have already come under fire and they could be tempted to make a change in hope of halting rut. A change of fortunes will also help ease the pressure on new president Zairil Khir Johari.