McMenemy to be released from Indonesia post after World Cup qualifier vs Malaysia

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-06 17:07:18|Editor: Li Xia
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JAKARTA, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's football governing body, PSSI, has confirmed that head coach Simon McMenemy will be released from his position after their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers encounter vs Malaysia on November 19.

The decision to part ways with the Scotsman was taken after a meeting of the PSSI Executive Committee on Tuesday, which was chaired by chairman Mochamad Iriawan.

"We thank Simon for the cooperation so far. Hopefully, the game against Malaysia will get positive results," Iriawan was quoted as saying by the football governing body's website.

McMenemy replaced Bima Sakti as the head coach of the Indonesian national team in December 2018 and was handed a two-year contract. However, with the team's results failing to meet expectations, PSSI decided to sack him.

In the inaugural match of the Asian zone 2022 World Cup Qualifying round, McMenemy's side was defeated 2-3 by Malaysia. Indonesia again suffered an embarrassing defeat in the following matches losing 0-3 to Thailand and 0-5 to the UAE.