Cheetahs suspend Johana and Amin becomes third coach of the club

Cheetahs suspend Johana and Amin becomes third coach of the club
Amin Nasir takes over as Hougang coach from Johana Johari, who was a replacement for Alex Weaver.

Three different head coaches in just over half a year.

That remarkable turnover rate belongs to Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League club Hougang United, who suspended coach Johana Johari two weeks ago and appointed Amin Nasir as the first team's caretaker coach.

Ironically, Johana himself was a replacement for Alex Weaver, who began the season in February as the club's head coach.

After managing just one win in six matches, Englishman Weaver was relegated to an "observer" role, with Johana - then the team's Prime League coach - taking over the reins of the S-League team.

Weaver soon left the Cheetahs to take the reins at Warriors FC in June, after the resignation of V Selvaraj.

The rookie coach has produced decent results, losing just twice in eight S-League games in charge of the Warriors.

Johana, meanwhile, managed just four wins, with nine losses.

Now, he has been sidelined, and Hougang general manager Bruce Tan confirmed with The New Paper that the 51-year-old is also under investigation for "misconduct".

When pressed for details yesterday, Tan only said: "It's something that has been handed down from the management, and since the investigations are still ongoing, it's unfair to the coach if we say something."

Hougang chairman Bill Ng is overseas, and could not be reached for comment.

But he has been quick to act when the results have been less than satisfying.

Johana's suspension on Aug 20 arrived at a time when the team had lost five S-League matches on the trot.

When asked if Hougang's management were too impatient with their coaches, Tan disagreed.

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