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Replacing Coach Not The Solution To Overcome Problems In National Team - Khairy

Last update: 14/11/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Replacing the coach is not the solution to salvage the drastic drop in the standard and performance of the National football team.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the main reason for the National team's poor performances is due to the result of a poor development structure in the past.

"Even if we change the coach now, we may not see any immediate positive improvement. Therefore whatever decision taken by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) involving the coach, the new coach will also be saddled with the same problem.

"To me, changing the coach alone will not solve the problem 100 per cent. The failure is in the structure from the past," he told reporters after a TN50 Muafakat Aspirasi Generasi Baharu Felda Dialogue at Menara Felda when commenting on a call by former international Datuk Santokh Singh to urge head coach Nelo Vingada to step down as a mark of respect to the local football fans.

Under Vingada who was appointed to the post about six months ago, the National team has not won a single match after seven outings and failed to qualify for the 2019 Asia Cup.....