Football: V. Sundramoorthy undecided over whether he will leave LionsXII

V. Sundramoorthy has not decided if he will leave the LionsXII as Malaysian Super League (MSL) teams make a beeline for his signature. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
V. Sundramoorthy has not decided if he will leave the LionsXII as Malaysian Super League (MSL) teams make a beeline for his signature. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

V. Sundramoorthy has not decided if he will leave the LionsXII as Malaysian Super League (MSL) teams make a beeline for his signature.

The New Paper reported on Friday that the 47-year-old coach will join either Negeri Sembilan or Kelantan as early as November, when the Malaysia Cup concludes, leaving him out of December's SEA Games tournament, where he was expected to lead the national Under-23 team.

Sundram said: "As I have said on several occasions, I am deeply appreciative of the support and assistance rendered to me by my management and colleagues at FAS (Football Association of Singapore).

"I appreciate that FAS values my contributions and I am thankful that the management has commenced the discussion process with me a renewal of my contract. Like any professional coach, I would need to consider all key factors before making a decision on my future."

Sundram's services are coveted by Malaysian teams after he inspired the LionsXII, made up largely of U-23 players, to the MSL title.

According to LionsXII insiders, the squad have been unsettled by the report ahead of next Tuesday's Malaysia Cup opener against Kedah at home.