FCAM chief Satianathan wants end to practice of ‘puppet coaches’

PETALING JAYA, Dec 31 — The Football Coaches Affiliation of Malaysia (FCAM) has received reviews about teams trying to appoint “puppet coaches”, so-named because they hire their licences to third functions, for next period.

B. Satiananthan, who was returned unopposed as FACM president these days, stated with the teams chaotic charting their fortunes for the 2023 time, a person Tremendous League team and two M3 League teams experienced been identified to have provided local coaches to act as puppets.

According to Malaysia Soccer League (MFL) laws, a Professional A Licence (AFC Pro-Diploma) is compulsory to provide as head coach in the leading tier Super League, although only local coaches are authorized to practice the M3 League, which is underneath the jurisdiction of the Amateur Soccer League (AFL).

“We have acquired reviews for next period, not just in AFL but Tremendous League way too. We have news that a mentor who does not have a professional licence is operating the display and has invited some area pro licence holders to be his dummy.

“In M3, these days we listened to that they (groups) have appointed international coaches but have to have a area coach to develop into a puppet, with the do the job carried out by a international mentor,” he instructed reporters for the duration of the FACM Yearly Congress in this article today.

Therefore, Satiananthan urged all nearby coaches not to be puppets.

“So my tips is to stay clear of promoting ourselves brief,” he explained.

Early this calendar year, there were being experiences that an M3 League club tried to appoint a regional coach to act as dummy for a foreigner, who was named as the club’s technical director.

Satiananthan, who is a previous Harimau Malaya mentor, explained though FACM experienced information on the issue, the affiliation was unable to consider action in opposition to the teams.

“Usually the team will be dealt with by many others, like in naming the to start with eleven and instruction regime, but all through match working day, the puppet coach will be on the bench. I can blame two individuals – the administration and community coach who sold his licence,” he added.

In the meantime, former Soccer Association of Malaysia (FAM) complex director Datuk Ong Kim Swee reported only coaches ought to do the coaching activity, though complex directors ought to focus on the progress component.

“This entails management for the reason that complex directors and head coaches must have their respective responsibilities, and a technological director who entails himself in coaching is incorrect from an ethical standpoint,” he mentioned. — Bernama