Malaysia to name new coach by end of January

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The FA of Malaysia (FAM) are expected to announce the name of their new head coach by the end of the month.

FAM deputy president Datuk Abdul Mokhtar Ahmad revealed that FAM’s Selection Panel was in the midst of shortlisting the candidates for the post currently held interim by former national Under-23 squad head coach, Datuk .

“I cannot reveal how many candidates have been shortlisted but what I can say is that the interview will be conducted in mid-January and it is highly possible that the team’s new manager will be named at end of January,” he told Bernama today.

“The interview mechanism used previously for the U23 head coach’s post will also be used by the selection panel during the interview (for the national squad’s head coach position) later,” said Abdul Mokhtar.

The media recently reported that FAM had shortlisted three candidates who have extensive experience in the local football arena to manage the national team.

The three are Kim Swee, former Johor Darul Ta’zim coach , and former Sarawak coach Roberts Alberts.

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