PBNP accepts Ahmad Shaharuddin and Azaruddin’s resignation

Pahang FC head coach Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi’s intention to resign along with his assistant Azaruddin Aziz has been accepted by the Football Association of Pahang (PBNP).

PBNP vice president Datuk Seri Zamri Ramly said that the issue concerning the resignation was decided during a Executive Committee meeting yesterday, after receiving resignation letters from both of the coaches a few days ago.

“They intend to resign because they feel like they have failed this club.

“However, their resignation will only take place next Monday and they will have the responsibility of managing one last match when they face FELDA United at the Tunku Abdul Razak Stadium in Jengka on Saturday,” Zamri Ramly said as quoted by Harian Metro.

The vice president said that PBNP are currently looking for suitable replacements for the head coach job and the list of names will be announced next week.


Pahang FC just lost their head coach and assistant coach because the duo takes full blame for their disastrous start of the season. They sit at the foot of the Malaysia Super League (MSL) table after losing three games and drawing once to newly-promoted T-Team at home. They also were eliminated from the third round of the Superbest Power FA Cup after falling at the hands of Sime Darby at the Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan last week. The 2015 MSL second runners-up lost the likes of Matías Conti, Azamuddin Akil, Hafiz Kamal, R. Gopinathan and Razman Roslan to bigger clubs this season as well as Damion Stewart and Dickson Nwakaeme after failing to renew their contracts. They signed Slovenian centre-back and forward Nejc Potokar and Dalibor Volaš as well as Argentinian international Germán Pacheco, who have all failed to make a mark for The Elephants this season. Pahang FC have scored the joint-third highest goals in the MSL this season with 5 goals, but have been defensively weak after conceding 11 goals. There was also a big issue when signing Kogileswaran Raj and R. Dinesh from Harimau Muda C, because they were supposed to return to Kuala Lumpur. Ahmad Shaharuddin’s problems started even before the season started, and his successor must realize that in order to bring back the team to their glory days.

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