Williams’ rested as some locals couldn’t take his training methods
we are thinking of engaging former national trainer K. Rajagobal as a replacement.” said Yusoff, also the FA of Malaysia deputy president.
On whether Selvamohan will be handed a permanent role, Yusoff said the players are fond of the coach.
“Those who are against Williams are happy with Selvamohan. They said his training methods are easy to understand. However, the team still did not do well against Felda,” he said.
On Melaka’s mid-season signings, Yusoff said the team have terminated the services of Ghana’s Godwin Antwi and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero.
Melaka signed Macedonian centreback Jasmin Mecinovic, who played against Felda, and Brazilian forward Felipe Souza.
The team have also signed winger Azniee Taib and defender Nicholas Swirad from Johor, and also Englishborn Malaysian Jordan Yong from King’s Lynn Town FC, who play in the Southern League Premier Division in England.
“We may also replace our Macedonian as a coach. In the 2011 Sea Games in Indonesia, he guided the team to the gold medal but was unsuccessful in the 2013 (Myanmar) and 2015 (Singapore) editions.
Kim Swee retained 17 players from the squad that played in the Dubai Cup in UAE in March under former coach Frank Bernhardt.
“The playing tour in China will be a good test for the boys. We are confident Kim Swee will turn his players into a winning unit ahead of the Sea Games,” Yusoff added.
Kim Swee has six players in Pahang captain Matthew Davies, Kedah’s Amirul Hisyam Awang Kechik, Syafiq Ahmad and Ariff Farhan Isa, along with Penang’s S. Kumaahran and Selangor’s Adam Nor Azlin from the 2015 edition eligible for the Games. striker Ilija Spasojevic as he has not been scoring regularly. He could not convert three clear chances against Felda,” Yusoff added.
Melaka caretaker coach G. Selvamohan (centre) gives instructions to Jeon Woo Young during a Super League match against Felda United on Wednesday.