Fandi Ahmad has resigned as the team manager of Malaysian Super League (MSL) side Johor Darul Takzim.
In a statement to Malaysian media, the former Singapore football captain described that the decision to leave the team was a "painful" one.
The 51-year-old said: "Life is all about being happy and coaching keeps me happy and I intend to pursue my happiness.
"As a player I had given my best and as a coach, I continue to give my best when the opportunity arrives."
Fandi started the season as the coach of Johor. Despite a massive outlay on star players, including ex-Spanish international striker Daniel Guiza and Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim, the side nicknamed the Southern Tigers finished third in the 12-team MSL and lost the Malaysian FA Cup final 1-0 to Kelantan.