Southeast Asia Malaysia

Tan Cheng Hoe still waiting for contract offer from Malaysia FA

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have yet to make a decision on the vacant national head coach position, despite the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea being just little than a month away.

The front runner for this position, Tan Cheng Hoe, left Kedah on Sunday but have yet to receive a formal offer from FAM.

“I will be speaking to Datuk Hamidin [Amin] sometime soon to discuss the contract terms and regulations,” Tan told ESPN FC.

The 48-year-old, who first announced his intention to quit Kedah in March, also kept his lips tight when asked if he would fill in as the interim manager for the national team ahead of their game against North Korea on 8 June.

Tan has achieved considerable success since he left the FAM set up in 2013, when he served as an assistant to then-national coach K. Rajagobal

Tan vastly improved Kedah’s style and took them back to the Malaysia Super League after winning the 2015 Premier League to earn promotion.

Tan also guided Kedah to the 2016 Malaysia Cup after edging out Selangor on penalties.

Having experience with the national set up and knowing the quality of the local players would be an advantage for Tan if he were to get the national job on a short-term basis.