The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have appointed Peter De Roo as the governing body’s new technical director.
A retired footballer from Netherlands, Peter De Roo will commence his duties with FAM on the 1st of September this year.
The 47-year-old has played football professionally for 12 years between 1996 and 2002, his name attached to clubs like BV Veendam and SC Cambuur.
After that, he naturally ventured into coaching, and served as the technical director for several football organisations, before landing the job in Malaysia.
After his football career, he served as the technical director of SC Cambuur. In 2009, he migrated to Australia and was appointed as technical director of Football Queensland, which is the governing body of football and futsal in Queensland, Australia.
He also served as technical director at the FFA Centre of Excellence, a football talent identification and player development program run by the Football Federation Australia (FFA).
Apart from that, Peter De Roo holds a Royal Dutch Football Association licence to train young elite players, an AFC Pro Diploma licence, and an FFA Football Conditioning Licence.
He was also the man who guided the Australia U-17 team to the AFC U-16 Championship semi-finals in 2014 in Thailand to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.