By FOX Sports staff
Although the Red Giants were viewed by many as genuine contenders to claim a record 33rd Malaysia Cup, they are currently bottom of Group A after picking up just one point from their opening three games.
And it appears that Tuesday night's embarassing 3-0 defeat to Sime Darby was the final straw as Irfan parted ways with Selangor less than 24 hours later.
"I tendered my resignation at 5pm today [Wednesday]," he told Sports247.my. "I think it is time to go.
"Last night's [Tuesday's] defeat to Sime Darby was too much to take. The players certainly gave their best but these things happen.
"I do not think it is in the best interest of the team that I stay."
Irfan also bravely admitted his time in charge of the Red Giants had been far from a successful one.
"It has been two years [that I have been] here and I have not only failed to win a trophy, but failed to lift Selangor's game as well," he added.
"These things are normal in football. Coaches come and go."
Selangor have yet to announce a replacement for the remainder of their Malaysia Cup campaign, although there has been speculation that Irfan's assistant, P. Maniam, will be handed the job in a caretaker capacity.
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