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OFFICIAL: Indonesia sacks head coach Simon McMenemy

OFFICIAL: Indonesia sacks head coach Simon McMenemy

The Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) decided to terminate the contract with coach Simon McMenemy after the game against Malaysia on November 19th.

PSSI President Iwan Bule has confirmed that information in Indonesian media. Therefore, McMenemy is sacked after Indonesia lost all of the first four matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round of Asia. The Scottish coach left Indonesia after less than a year of his contract. PSSI does not disclose Simon McMenemy's contract compensation.

Mr. Iwan revealed that the two candidates to replace McMenemy are Luiz Milla and Shin Tae yong.

OFFICIAL: Indonesia sacks head coach Simon McMenemy

"PSSI Secretary General contacted these two coaches, but they still have a contract with their club, until the end of November 2019. After that they will be invited to present the Indonesian team development plan to the PSSI board and me", he told Antara News.

The new Indonesian coach will have to plan for the U20 Indonesia team, when they host the U20 FIFA World Cup 2021. "The new coach certainly has to lead the Indonesian team but also has to look towards the U20 World Cup. So we need an experienced world-class coach", Antara News quoted PSSI Secretary-General Ratu Tisha.

Mr. Luiz Milla led Indonesia for the period 2017-2018 but did not meet the goals set at SEA Games 29th and ASIAD 2018. After being fired last year, he criticized the lack of professionalism of some PSSI officials.

The best candidate is Mr. Shin - the coach who led South Korea at the 2018 World Cup. The 49-year-old strategist was fired after South Korea failed to qualify from the group stage.