He was the assistant to V Sundramoorthy in 2012, when the LionsXII finished runnersup in their first year back in the Malaysian Super League (MSL).
Kadir Yahaya believes the coaching tandem of Fandi Ahmad and Aide Iskandar will bring the team forward.
Almost two months after The New Paper's exclusive report that he would leave the LionsXII this season, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) confirmed Sundram's exit last night.
After guiding the LionsXII to a historic MSL triumph this season, Sundram has decided to take over Negeri Sembilan, nicknamed the Deer, in the secondtier Malaysian Premier League in 2014.
Sundram said it was not an easy decision to leave Singapore, especially when the FAS had offered him an attractive renewal package.
"I have enjoyed a close relationship with my colleagues and have also received full support from the management at all times," the 48-year-old said.
"However, I believe it's time for me to embark on a new challenge, especially since this would be my first overseas coaching assignment."
Speaking to TNP yesterday, Kadir said the best solution would be to install Fandi as LionsXII head coach, with Aide as assistant.
"Why not have them both combine to take the team?