Football: Sundram faces axe at Negeri Sembilan

Former LionsXII coach V. Sundramoorthy is rumoured to be on his way out of Malaysian Premier League outfit Negeri Sembilan after just one season in charge. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Former LionsXII coach V. Sundramoorthy is rumoured to be on his way out of Malaysian Premier League outfit Negeri Sembilan after just one season in charge. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

FORMER LionsXII coach V. Sundramoorthy is reportedly on his way out of Malaysian Premier League outfit Negeri Sembilan after just one season in charge, according to goal.com.

The former Singapore international footballer led the team to sixth place in the second-tier league, finishing 22 points adrift of champions PDRM and failing to achieve both promotion and qualification for the Malaysia Cup.

Sundram, 49, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

It is believed three-time Super League title-winning coach K. Devan, who lifted the title with Negeri Sembilan in 2006, is set to take over the reins from Sundram.

In May, Sundram was already given an ultimatum to improve the team or face the sack. The president of the Negri Sembilan FA, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, had reportedly said that their team is a strong team with good players, but they lack tactical and strategical guidance, planting the blame solely at the feet of Sundram.

"Our tactics and style of play is predictable, that is our weakness," he said.

"The team needs to seek to read the tactics of the opponents."