S-League: Red-hot Rams job

S-League: Red-hot Rams job

One name is etched in local football history, after DPMM FC became the first foreign side to a lift trophy on Singapore soil in 2009.

Another guided Woodlands Wellington to their only piece of silverware since the inception of the S-League in 1996.

The final person is a former Singapore international who captained the Rams just three years ago.

All three - former DPMM coach Vjeran Simunic; Jorg Steinebrunner, who led Woodlands to the inaugural League Cup in 2007, and Geylang International assistant coach Noor Ali - are all keen on leading the Rams next season.

The football fraternity is abuzz with talk that Salim Moin will leave Woodlands to take over as coach of Tampines Rovers.

While Woodlands have yet to confirm the vacancy, applications for the position of Rams' head coach are already flying in.

"Every year at this time, we receive several resumes from coaches, but until the day that Salim confirms that he is leaving, there is no vacancy at the club," said Rams' manager Matthew Tay Tuesday.

Sources close to the club confirmed that Salim and his assistant Clement Teo have already met the management, and while the outcome of that meeting remains unclear, all signs point to Salim joining reigning three-time S-League champions Tampines ahead of the 2014 season.

The club confirmed receiving the applications of Simunic and Noor, and a source has told The New Paper that Steinebrunner has also thrown his hat into the ring.

With Salim, former Singapore international, pulling the strings, perennial strugglers Woodlands stunned the football fraternity by finishing fifth in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League this year without any established stars in the team.

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