Considering the no credit for success in Merdeka Cup (but credit went to KJ..hmm?), packed up early in AFF Suzuki Cup and humiliated by 5 goals by UAE sent and Assistant Manager Soh Chin Aun and Head Coach B Sathianathan termination of service. Weird thing is, why just the two of them? More over, when someone clearly stated that it is his KPI for Malaysian World Rankings. So, when we got beaten up, someone else got sacked due to his incompetency. Read clearly what he said in his postings:
Clearly, he himself, capabable as Deputy President FAM and given the responsibilty as the Team Manager, which in his very own article said “Menyedari hakikat ini, saya selaku orang yang dipertanggungjawab oleh KDYMM Tuanku Presiden FAM untuk menjaga pasukan kebangsaan menjadikan isu ‘ranking’ ini sebagai salah satu penunjuk aras pencapaian atau KPI utama dalam menilai status perkembangan bolasepak tanah air.”, how does the bad things happened to Datuk Soh and Coach Sathianathan? Both of them are ex-national player, with vast experience in local and international football, get booted.
In Kosmo, two full page of articles written on the reactions and opinions on FAM decision. You can read these:
There are some other articles in those two pages, but clearly, seems managers, coaches and players do not put the blame on both of Datuk Soh and Coach Sathianathan. More over, in Kosmo, there is a list of coaches that have coached National team, be it local, or international. And of course, one of the coaches was Ken Worden, who coach Selangor to victories in local football scene. We had also Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, who was also a success in Terengganu and Perlis team. So, is it the coaches?
The earlier article indeed an eye catcher- we do need full time manager. However, we have currently a MP member, fighting for KP UMNO post, strategising by-election in KT, claiming success when Malaysia went to the finals of Merdeka Cup 2008, but claim to hand over the management of the team when team losses. Is this a type of manager we want? Or is it because the title is “manager”, leadership examplry is not required?
I stated in an earlier article that “Only that, if we go down, should only the Malaysian team to be blamed, not the manager too? Try to be fair, whenever Malaysia win, KJ get the praise, but when we lose, Malaysian team get the whacking.” This time, it is not the team got the whacking, innocent Datuk Soh and Coach Sathianathan got it. Weird, after so much good deeds made by Datuk Soh on the football pitch, he got sacked for somebody else’s resposibility.
FAM need FULL TIME MANAGEMENT, especially FULL TIME MANAGER who MANAGE the TEAM, not just by the NAME, because we already have FULL TIME COACHES AND FULL TIME PLAYERS playing PROFESSIONALLY.
Words on the street – it is either FAM do it in FULL TIME, or get SUDDEN DEATH or being SHOOT OUT!