Selangor sack Zainal Abidin after fourth straight loss

Zainal-AbidinPETALING JAYA: Zainal Abidin Hassan has been sacked as Selangor football coach, Astro Awani reported.

The former national footballer’s sacking came following the team’s poor showing in the Malaysian Super League (MSL), the report quoted Selangor team manager Amirudin Shari as saying in a statement.

Amirudin said he also acted upon the call by Selangor Menteri Besar and Football Association of Selangor (FAS) president Mohamed Azmin Ali, who wanted a revamp of the state football team, the report added.

“The duties of the head coach are taken over by assistant head coach K Gunalan until the FAS finds a suitable candidate to lead Selangor in the remaining Super League and Malaysia Cup matches.”

Other changes in the team management are expected to be announced today.

Selangor’s 0-1 defeat to Kedah in a Super League match at Darul Aman Stadium in Alor Setar on Saturday was its fourth straight defeat in all competitions.