Fandi Ahmad to coach Singapore team at 2019 SEA Games
Singapore football icon Fandi Ahmad has been named the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) new head coach of youth.The announcement was made by FAS vice-president Edwin Tong during a media conference on Tuesday (Oct 4). Fandi has signed a three-year plus three contract with the FAS.
He will take charge of the 2018 Asian Games, 2019 and 2021 SEA Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic teams.
The 54-year-old’s current contract as FAS staff coach is set to end in December.
The Straits Times had reported last month that Fandi was understood to be mulling over an offer from Malaysia Super League side Pahang FA.
On his long-held ambition to coach the senior team, Fandi said: “I still want to coach the national team but maybe in four or five years when this project is over.”
National youth coach Richard Tardy will remain in charge of the 13- to 18-year-olds, while Fandi will work with those aged 18 to 23 in his new role.
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