JOHOR BARU - Johor Football Association patron Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim has endorsed former Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) manager Bojan Hodak to become the next Harimau Malaya coach.
The Johor Crown Prince pointed out that the Croatian has years of experience in Malaysian football and is knowledgeable on local players.
"Hodak is a good choice to be the next national coach due to his experience of winning every trophies in Malaysia," he said at a press conference at Larkin Stadium on Friday.
Hodak guided JDT to their first league title in 2014. He also helped Kelantan clinch the treble three years ago.
Datuk Ong Kim Swee has been appointed as interim national team coach in place of Dollah Salleh who resigned from the post following Harimau Malaya's humiliating 10-0 loss to UAE in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match earlier this month.