Negeri to give dazzler free rein

Negeri to give dazzler free rein
Sundram (left) is eyeing Marlon James (right), who has received offers from several teams.

He has starred for Malaysian states as a player, becoming a hero for Kedah when they won the Malaysia Cup in 1990.

Next year will be the first time V Sundramoorthy will coach a Malaysian team, when he takes over the reins at Negeri Sembilan.

The target set for the Singaporean in his first season in charge is promotion to the Malaysian Super League (MSL).

Negeri finished bottom of the MSL this season and were relegated to the second-tier Malaysian Premier League (MPL).

Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, a Negeri FA spokesman said that Sundram will have free rein over appointments and player transfers.

"Sundram has already spoken to us about a few possible signings for next year, but no one has been signed yet. We will be working on that in the next few weeks," the spokesman said.

"He will also decide on who he wishes to retain for next year.

"Sundram was our first choice to replace (head coach) Divaldo (Alves).

We knew he would have offers from other clubs, so we spoke to him as soon as the MSL ended.

"His target is to get the club back into the Super League."

Sundram resigned as LionsXII coach yesterday and will officially begin his Seremban stint on Nov 1.

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