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Singapore coach Avramovic confirms he is leaving

Published on Dec 21, 2012 5:56 PM
 
Thailand coach, Winfried Schafer (left), and Singapore coach, Raddy Avramovic, at the pre-match press conference, Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel in Bangkok, on Dec 22, 2012. Avramovic has acknowledged for the first time that Saturday's showdown against Thailand in the second leg of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup final will be his last in the Lions' dugout. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

BANGKOK - Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic has acknowledged for the first time that Saturday's showdown against Thailand in the second leg of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup final will be his last in the Lions' dugout.

"No," was his firm reply when a journalist asked him if he had changed his mind about leaving the post he has held for the last nine years.

But when pressed, the 63-year-old Serb brushed all talk about his impending departure aside, saying: "This is not about me. It's about the competition and the team. We are focused on the game."

He has urged his team to grab the opportunity to regain their mantle as the kings of Asean as they defend a 3-1 lead taken in Wednesday's first leg at Jalan Besar.

 
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