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Big task for next Lions coach

They are four-time champions of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup, but the Lions have flopped at the last two editions - failing to advance from the group stages - and it is no surprise that patience in Singapore's national team is running thin.

There are just six months to go before the next Suzuki Cup, and another abject failure is unthinkable for what still remains the most popular sport in the country.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Big task for next Lions coach'. Print Edition | Subscribe