Malaysia Premier League side Negeri Sembilan FA have announced a radical decision by sacking the entire playing staff after their failure to secure promotion into the Malaysia Super League.
The decision came out following the club’s poor performance, finished sixth at the end of season despite the president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan has invested heavily.
“Our goal was to get promoted back into the Super League, but we failed to do so, despite paying these players lavishly,” he told Harian Metro.
“We spent up to (RM9 million) $2,1million on player salaries this season, but their performance was sub-par. I’m incredibly disappointed with our achievement.
“So to ease my heartache, I’ve sacked the entire squad and we’ll be looking for new players as well as a new head coach for the 2016 Premier League campaign. Maybe we’ll mainly use local youngsters, and strengthen them with several experienced foreign players.
Moreover, Mohamad also added that The Deer will introduce a new remuneration system, where players will be rewarded a basic salary and bonuses for winning rather than high salaries.
“For example, each time the team win, they will be rewarded RM50,000 ($12,000) to be distributed among the players. So to make more (money), they must win,” he added was quoted by Bernama.
“I believe this is a better system. If the (base) salaries are very high, the players no longer have the hunger to play. In fact, sometimes they purposely get injured because they want to enjoy the salary but are not willing to produce (on the field).
With this new system, those who play full time will reap the full bonuses, those not will receive proportionate bonuses while those benched will get nothing.