FAS to name Sundram as new Singapore head coach

The Football Association of Singapore has reportedly selected V. Sundramoorthy as the new head coach of the national team. 

After a one-month search for a new national coach, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has reportedly decided on V.Sundramoorthy as its choice.

Sundram will take over from Bernd Stange, who left his post in April.

This is not Sundram’s first attempt at coaching the national team. He once led them out against Jordan in 2013, a game which Singapore lost 4-0.

Sundram is also the head coach of Tampines Rovers, although it is unclear at the moment how he will juggle club and national commitments, or if he will relinquish his post with the Stags.

Home United coach Philippe Aw is reportedly the FAS' choice for assistant coach as well, although when contacted by FourFourTwo he was unaware of the news and said he hadn't been contacted by FAS or his current club.

Sundram, who had an outstanding playing career, has guided Tampines to second on the S.League ladder – behind runaway leaders Albirex Niigata (S) – and into the AFC Cup knockout rounds.

He was an assistant with the Lions under Stange, alongside former Singapore teammate Fandi Ahmad.