After an impressive run to the knockout stage at the 2018 Asian Games on home soil, the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) has moved to extend the contract of coach Luis Milla.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid international has been in charge of the Indonesian football since 2017, and took the nation’s U23 side to their first major international competition earlier this month.
It has been reported by Indonesian media outlet Pengamat Sepakbola (@pengamatsepakbola) that Milla is widely expected to sign the deal after fears that he may decline the offer and cut short his stay in South East Asia. While he is yet to put pen to paper due to a temporary return to his homeland, fans remain optimistic that the coach will remain in charge.
The PSSI’s high expectations for their coaches have become well renowned, as the nation has gone through a number of different coaches in recent years.
Upon signing, Milla will set his sights on a strong performance on the AFF Suzuki Cup in 2018 with the senior team, and will once again take the reigns of the U23 squad at the SEA Games in 2019.