Former Sir Alex Ferguson assistant to coach Malaysia?

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Rene Meulensteen, Manchester United first team coach

Former Fulham manager has reportedly put his name forward for the vacant position of head coach.

Ong Kim Swee is currently filling the role of interim head coach of the Malaysian side following Dollah Salleh’s resignation at the beginning of September.

The (FAM) have opened up applications for the coaching role, and it is believed that Meulensteen is one of those in the running for the position.

Meulensteen is best known for his time as assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United between 2007 and 2013 and has had limited success as a manager.

The 51-year-old spent just 16 days in charge of Russian outfit Azhi Makhachkala, and lasted less three months at Fulham, having taken over the role from Martin Jol whom he had assisted prior to the Dutchman’s exit.

Meulensteen is currently a consultant for Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union, but according to ESPN, is one of the names in the frame for the Malaysian national team post.

FAM have said that they would like to install a permanent successor for Salleh before the end of the year.

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