TMJ reveals two reasons why he chose Nelo Vingada in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview uploaded on Johor Darul Ta’zim’s Facebook page, Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)’s president, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, reveals why he chose Portuguese football manager, Nelo Vingada as Malaysia’s new national head coach.

According to the FAM president, the main is because of Vingada’s vast coaching experience in over seven countries all over the world, coupled with 35 years of experience and proven track record.

“For me, I think the Football Association of Malaysia has been asleep for a long time. Malaysia cannot even be considered as a country that is matured in football.” the Crown Prince said in the interview.

“The reason, is because we have not done the right thing in a long time.”

Tunku Ismail also said that he was looking for someone who can coach the players, and provide guidance for other coaches in the country.

“We needed someone who can coach not only the players in the national team, but also motivate and serve as a role model to younger, upcoming coaches in Malaysia. That is why I feel like Vingada is the right man for the job.”

“This will serve Malaysian football well in the long run.” the FAM president added.

Nelo Vingada was officially announced as Malaysia’s new national head coach on the 15th of May 2017 by FAM.

His first task as national head coach will be to prep the team for their 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers match against North Korea in Pyongyang on the 8th of June.

Shortly after that, Malaysia will also face Lebanon at home on the 13th of June.

Vingada, who will arrive just one day after the final MSL match, is also the beacon of hope for Malaysian football fans, who are all counting on the Portuguese coach to revive the national football team.

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