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Indonesia head coach McMenemy 'disappeared' ahead of clash vs Malaysia

Indonesia head coach McMenemy 'disappeared' ahead of clash vs Malaysia

According to an officer of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), nobody knows where coach Simon McMenemy is at the moment. So, he will be vacant when Indonesia plays against Malaysia in Bukit Jalil Stadium.

"No matter how we try to contact to Simon McMenemy, we do not hear any news about him", said Cucu Soemantri, PSSI Deputy Chairperson. Originally, McMenemy will arrive with the Indonesia football team to act as a supervisor in Malaysia clash.

However, he disappeared before taking a flight to Malaysia, so he will not appear in the match. A few days ago, Simon McMenemy was sacked by PSSI after disappointing results in the World Cup qualification round.

Under McMenemy's management, Indonesia lost all 4 matches, therefore they are standing at the bottom position of Group G. It is too bad compared to the high salary he received each month.

Because of terminating McMenemy's contract before expiring, PSSI had to pay a huge amount of money for McMenemy as compensation which was around US$ 260,000. According to newly-elected PSSI chairman Mochammad Iriawan, it was a tough decision but PSSI must do that to pursue higher goals in the future.

In the match against Malaysia, coach Yeyen Tumena will be the Indonesia football team's caretaker manager. He is assisted by two assistants Joko Susilo and Alan Haviludin. Moreover, PSSI is managing to find a new head coach as soon as possible.

Amongst the candidates, two most impressive manager is Luis Milla and Shin Tae-Yong. While Milla used to manage the Indonesia team before, Shin Tae-Yong was the man who guided the South Korea team at FIFA World Cup 2018.