Ahmad Yusoff became the first victim to be ‘rested’ from the head coach position this season due to Terengganu’s recent run of poor results, despite having played only two league matches. At the same time, Marzuki Sulong has resigned as team manager.
The former national team player was forced to take a break up to three or four matches, a few days after his side lost 3-1 to PKNS in the Superbest Power FA Cup. His assistant, Mike Mulvey will take charge of The Turtles during that period, according to Terengganu FA (PBSNT).
Terengganu started their Super League (MSL) campaign with a 1-0 win over Pulau Pinang courtesy of a Gustavo Lopez goal, but lost 1-0 in the second match to Premier League champions Kedah.
PBSNT president Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam Wan Hamid announced that the decision was made with the hope of resolving the team’s issues. He also admitted that the need for a change was only growing louder.
Ahmad Nizam will assume the post of team manager.
“Marzuki has formally resigned after submitting a letter on Saturday because of health problems. However, he will stay on as vice-president of PBSNT,” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.
The decision was announced at a special meeting on Monday.
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