Fandi wants LionsXII coaching job

Fandi wants LionsXII coaching job

Singapore football legend and fan favourite Fandi Ahmad has thrown his hat into the ring for the LionsXII coaching job.

The 51-year-old former international striker told The New Paper he sent his CV to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday night.

"After leaving Johor Darul Takzim, I have said that I would like to stay in Singapore to help local football as well as spend time with my family," Fandi said on Friday.

"I'm looking forward to what happens next.

"These are exciting times for Singapore football and it would be a privilege to be part of the project to take Singapore football to the next level."

Fandi first expressed his desire to coach reigning Malaysian Super League (MSL) champions the LionsXII in an exclusive interview with TNP earlier this month.

He said his experience as Young Lions coach (2004-2006) and assistant coach at the 1999 and 2005 SEA Games stands him in good stead for the LionsXII job.

Close to 40 coaches had applied for the post at press time on Friday. Today is the deadline for those interested in the position.

The LionsXII were formed near the end of 2011 to play in Malaysia's club competitions.

Under coach V Sundramoorthy, the team finished second in the MSL last year and reached the semi-finals of the Malaysia Cup.

Sundram guided the team to the MSL title earlier this year.

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