Carlton Cole criticizes Persib Bandung manager Umuh Muchtar

Former Persib Bandung striker Carlton Cole again expressed his disappointment over club manager Umuh Muchtar in an exclusive interview with Goal International.

“They have a coach who trains you all week but then there’s a manager called Umuh Muchtar who books hotels and oversees the players,” Cole said.

“He won’t be at training and then he will still pick the team for the matchday. The coach who trains you doesn’t have much power, the manager picks everything.

If the manager doesn’t like you or chooses another player on a whim, then you won’t play, even if you are the best in recent weeks and in training.”

However, the Englishman still have a good impression on Persib. He stated that the Indonesian club would always be in his heart.

“The team I played for were the biggest in Indonesia, they are the Manchester United of Indonesia, but actually they aren’t doing too well.

It wasn’t just me. Even after I left they are hanging around in 13th place. That’s why I was a bit upset about the way I left. I didn’t want it to end that way,” he added.