Malaysia football legend wants coach from Korea Republic or Japan to manage Harimau Malaya national team

Malaysia football legend Soh Chin Aun has said that a coach from Korea Republic or Japan will be the right candidate to manage the Malaysia national football team. 

68-year-old Chin Aun represented Malaysia in over 100 international matches between 1968 and 1988 and also was key part of the team that participated in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

And the former footballer, who also coached the national team between 2008 and 2009, believes that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) should employ a South Korean or Japanese at the helm of Harimau Malaya.

Chin Aun said that the Japanese looked upto Malaysia when the nation was setting up the semi-pro league in 1989 to 1993 before going professional in 1994.

“However, look at Japan and South Korea now, they are far ahead of our national squad,” he told Bernama.

“Speaking of coaches, why are we not trying now the expertise of Japan and South Korea as well as learning how they succeeded to reach the World Cup,” he said during a public function.

Malaysia recently reached the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 under head coach Tan Cheng Hoe. They are ranked 168th in the world.

(Photo courtesy: The Star)