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Simon McMenemy interested in Indonesia U-19 job?

Bhayangkara FC head coach Simon McMenemy is interested in taking charge of the Indonesia U-19 national team side, according to reports.

The 39-year-old Scottish tactician is currently enjoying a triumph in the Indonesian Liga 1 this season after guiding Bhayangkara to their first domestic title.

McMenemy has not rejected the idea of working as Indra Sjafri’s successor, with the current coach was reported lost his place following his team’s poor display in 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification despite Indonesia already qualified as hosts.

“Coaching any national teams is a pride to me, I felt it (the pride) before,” he told BolaSport.

“Yes, to become a head coach of Indonesia U-19 national team is an interesting job. However, I think the current coach (Indra Sjafri) has done his job very well.”

McMenemy has a huge reputation in South-East Asian football as he successfully guided the Philippines national team to the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 semi-finals in the first time in the country’s history.