REV QUITS

National coach Paul Revington has done it once again.

For he has quit as coach of the team, four months before the World Cup scheduled for May 31 till June 15 at The Hague.

Revington had shocked the nation by resigning two weeks before the World League Semis in Johor Baru in June.

However he rescinded the resignation following a meeting with Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He then led Malaysia to qualify for the World Cup, a feat last achieved in 2002.

The Malaysian Hockey Confederation will hold a Press Conference on Monday where Revington is to outline his reasons for quitting.

A meeting between coaches and Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was held on Sunday afternoon where the resignation of Revington via a letter dated last Friday was discussed.

Present at the meeting were NSC Director General Dato Seri Zolkples Embong, national team manager George Koshy and MHC Secretary Dato Johari Abdul Aziz.

Revington when contacted by Mailsports confirmed his resignation.

“Yes I have quit. It has to do with health reasons. I cannot reveal more until the press conference,” was all the South African was willing to reveal.

” I am heading back to Cape Town eventually (at the end of the notice period) to have some downtime and reassess my path as a coach.

“But with Sandy due in March (with twins) she will deliver here before we depart.

” The final decision to resign was made last week.”

MHC is expected to announce the appointment of K.Dharmaraj as the Chief Coach and Arul Selvaraj will move to the National Juniors as Chief Coach.

Besides the World Cup, Malaysia will play in the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh fromMarch 13-22, the Champions Challenge in Kuantan from April 26 to May 4 as well as two 4 Nation Tournaments in Europe prior to the World Cup.