Hodak set for Malaysia role?

Dollah is under heavy pressure after Malaysia made a dismal start to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, drawing 1-1 with minnows Timor-Leste and then suffering a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Palestine, with both matches having been played on home soil.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is currently reviewing Dollah's position, with speculation rife regarding potential replacements.

According to ESPN FC, one man who ticks a lot of boxes is former Johor Darul Ta'zim coach Hodak. 

The 44-year-old has a proven track record in Southeast Asia, having won five titles with Kelantan and JDT, and the Croatian also spent time in the region as a player, turning out for Singapore clubs Jurong and Balestier Khalsa FC, as well as Hong Kong Rangers.

Hodak has revealed that he would be interested in the position if it becomes available, but for the time being has handed Dollah his backing.

"I think any coach in the world would accept a national team job and whoever denies this is either a hypocrite or a politician," Hodak told ESPN FC

"But for now the Malaysia coaching job is Dollah's and I must respect that. He is an excellent professional and a friend and I hope that he turns things around."

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