Southeast Asia Indonesia

PS TNI confirm appointment of Ivan Kolev as new coach to replace Laurent Hatton

Indonesian side PS TNI have axed head coach Laurent Hatton just three undefeated matches after appointing him in the beginning of Liga 1 this season.

The 54-year-old French tactician’s position is replaced by former Indonesia national team Ivan Kolev as it was announced by the club on Monday.

Hatton’s departure will be followed by two Guinean players Aboubacar Camara and Aboubacar Sylla, who previously were signed by PS TNI in a one deal with the coach.

Kolev had a famous stint in South-East Asia with Indonesia and Myanmar national team from 2002 to 2005. He was also the coach when Indonesia played in the 2007 Asian Cup group stage.

The Bulgarian coach also had a successful career when managing Yangon United in the Myanmar National League between 2012 and 2013, where he won two league titles.