Lee Lim Saeng extends Home United contract

Lee Lim Saeng extends Home United contract
HOME-BOUND: Coach lee lim Saeng (centre) hopes to win more titles for his club.

Lee Lim Saeng's four seasons at Home United has been a mixed bag.

While he ended the club's seven-year silverware drought by delivering the RHB Singapore Cup in 2011, the SLeague title has been elusive so far.

While he has managed to help revive the international careers of the likes of Indra Sahdan and Noh Rahman, he has fallen out with a number of other stars, like John Wilkinson and 2003 S-League Player of the Year Peres de Oliveira.

But Home are convinced the former South Korean international is the right man to take the club forward.

Earlier this month, Lee signed a twoyear extension to his contract, which was due to expire at the end of this season.

The deal means the 41-year-old - who joined Home in 2010 - will be the Protectors' longest-serving head coach since the S-League was formed in 1996.

It also puts an end to rumours that Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak was ready to step in as Lee's successor next season.

In response to The New Paper's queries, club chairman Anselm Lopez said: "(The Home United) management is delighted to have secured the commitment of a top coach in head coach Lee and is confident that his extended tenure will help propel the club to even greater success.

"Head coach Lee will also assist Home United's youth development programme by working in tandem with the team that will manage (the club's) upcoming Home United Youth Football Academy (HYFA) at Mattar Road, presently under construction."

In May, Home were given the green light by the Singapore Land Authority to build their HYFA training facility, situated on a plot of land about the size of four football pitches.

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