SINGAPORE- In his first season in charge of the LionsXII, Fandi Ahmad has set a top-three target for the Malaysian Super League (MSL) champions.
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) confirmed the 51-year-old as the new coach of the LionsXII last night, ending a two-month search, which drew more than 70 applicants.
The New Paper revealed last Sunday that the FAS had identified the former Singapore captain as the man to replace V Sundramoorthy, who joined second-tier Malaysian side Negeri Sembilan next season.
In a press release issued by the FAS yesterday, Fandi, who led S-League club SAFFC (now known as Warriors FC) totwo S-League titles, outlined his ambitions for next season.
"I know from experience that it will not be easy to defend the title (next year)," he said.
"But, I am happy we have a strong team with at least 15 players who have been capped at the international level.
"The composition of the team - including the backroom staff - coupled with the support from my colleagues and stakeholders, has given me confidence that we can secure a top-three placing in the league.