Melaka playing with fire
THE Melaka United Soccer Association (MUSA) must stop listening to bad advice in order to see their team succeed in the ongoing Super League.
Malacca made a huge mistake last season by not extending the contract of coach Mat Zan Mat Aris, who led them to titles in the FAM Cup (2015) and Premier League (2016).
MUSA hired Eric Williams late last season to manage the club but unfortunately the Englishman had no say in the signing of players as he was given a ready made squad to manage.
The association were overzealous in signing new players and dropping more than half of the team that won them the Premier League last season.
Williams claimed he is ill and he is now being rested for today’s match against Felda United in Jengka.
Melaka need to beat Felda as they are just above the relegation zone with 11 points.
“We have yet to finalise whether we should replace Williams. It has come to our knowledge that he is not a steady coach. Even the players are not too happy with him. There is an issue over his coaching style and conduct,” said MUSA deputy president Datuk Yusoff Mahadi yesterday.
Yusoff, however, said a decision whether to replace Williams will only be discussed after today’s match.
“We need to do something as Melaka are not doing too well this season,” he added.
The job was not rosy for Williams as he had to deal with big-headed players since his arrival.