SEPANG — National team head coach, Nelo Vingada is ready to step down from the post if he is the source of problem for Malaysian football.
Admitting that he received criticisms from various parties, Vingada said he has never given up on improving the performance and image of the national squad.
He believed the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) knew more about his ability and deserved to judge him as a coach.
“If I am the reason that cause the problems in Malaysian football , I can leave tomorrow. Coaching is my career, I have been in many countries and I never give up ( to bring success for the team).
“Our problem is not new, the problem goes back to two to three years ago but I don’t want to talk about the past,” he told to the reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), here today.
Former national player Serbegeth Singh had urged Vingada to resign as national head coach to take responsibility for Malaysia”s poor run of matches.
Since his appointment as head coach in March, the Portuguese has yet to win a match. Vingada’s latest setback was yesterday where Malaysia lost 0-2 to Hong Kong in the 2019 Asian Cup qualifier.
His predecessor, Datuk Ong Kim Swee did not fare any better. Under him , Malaysia lost 1-2 to Labanon, drew 1-1 with Hong Kong, lost 1-2 to Syria and lost 0-1 to Myanmar.
In the Asian Cup, Malaysia are at the bottom of Group B with only one point. They have three tough matches ahead, namely away to Lebanon and two matches against North Korea. — BERNAMA