Football Association of Maldives has appointed Darren Stewart of Australia as the new head coach of the Maldives national football team.
Former Australian international last worked as the head coach of Singapore League’s Woodland Wellington in 2014. After a string of poor results he resigned from his position at the club.
Stewart won the Singapore League title in 2013 with Balestier Khalsa. However his contract were not renewed at the end of 2013.
During his playing career he was the captain of Malaysia outfit Johor FA where he captained and won the Malaysia FA Cup in 1998.
FAM appointed Stewart after the termination of the contract with former national team coach Ricky Herbert on mutual consent. Under Ricki Herbert Maldives failed to qualify for the final of SAFF Suzuki Cup, South Asian Games and Bangabandhu Gold Cup.
According to FAM, Stewart will arrive Maldives in early August and his first assignments will be the upcoming Asian Cup Qualification playoff games against Laos in September and October.