April 23, 2011 20:29 PM
ALOR SETAR, April 23 (Bernama) -- Former Negeri Sembilan coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan officially took over as the coach of Kedah after signing on the dotted lines of his contract Saturday.
Kedah FA honorary secretary Datuk Dr Hamdan Mohamed Khalib said the appointment of Wan Jamak as the head coach, replacing Ahmad Yusof, was done after discussions and consultation with the stake holders.
"We took into consideration the views of the fans, former Kedah players, media and other relevant officials. In our team management meeting, we had weighed and discussed Wan Jamak's past achievements...that is why he was appointed," he told reporters at the Darul Aman Stadium here today.
He said the Kedah FA had already informed the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) about Ahmad Yusof's termination.
Dr Hamdan said the contract would be effective until the end of the season but before the expiry of his term, there would be a review to whether extend his contract or not. Meanwhile, Wan Jamak when met said his target was to see Kedah win the Super League title and lift the Malaysia Cup.
Wan Jamak who was fired as Negeri Sembilan coach said he would officially start 'work' on Thursday, a day before Kedah take on Perak, in an important match.
Kedah fans had urged the Kedah FA to terminate the services of Ahmad Yusof and team manager Datuk Khazali Din after a series of poor results in the Super League and the exit of the team from the FA competition.
Assistant coach Radhi Md Din took over as the interim coach before Wan Jamak's appointment.