CARDIFF AND QPR QUIET ON HELPING MALAYSIAN FOOTBALL

Despite making waves, for better or worse, the two Malaysian owned clubs in the Barclays Premier League and Division One have yet to open their doors to transfer technology to the Malaysian national football team.

Tan Sri Vencent Tan who owns Cardiff City and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes who runs Queens Park Rangers have yet to make available attachment programs for coaches of the various national teams.

Being understudies to the likes of Harry Redknapp (QPR) and Ole Gunnar Solksjear ( Cardiff ) could well be an enlightening experience for Malaysian coaches.

Coach of Harimau Muda and caretaker of the National Team Dato Ong Kim Swee said that he would readily grab a chance to learn from the duo, making it no secret that Redknapp was someone he looked up to.

Kim Swee said that as a coach, he always believed that each day was a learning process.

“I would certainly jump at the opportunity of an attachment with any of the Premier League clubs if given the opportunity,” said Kim Swee.

“However I doubt any approach has been made to the two clubs.

“It is not within my jurisdiction to seek such an attachment but I must add that I will be honored to go.”

Dato K. Rajagobal benefitted in training at Carrington, the training ground of Manchester United when he took charge of the first Harimau Muda.

They managed to watch Sir Alex Ferguson putting his through their paces and also defeated a Brian Maclair coached Man Utd U18 squad 4-1.

Former national coach B. Sathianathan was promised a stint at Chelsea but that never materialized.

FAM should take the first step towards such a stint by approaching the two Tan Sri”s.

And they should target the pre-season preparation stage from now.