Friday, December 05, 2008


As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

So with that in mind, will the AFF Suzuki Cup be national coach B. Sathianathan's final outing as a coach of the Harimau Malaysia? Sathia has made it clear that he does not intend to renew his contract, even though he succeeds in taking the national team to the final of the AFF Cup. So that may likely pave the way for K. Rajagobal to take over the reins of the National Team, something that is believed to be favoured by Deputy President Datuk Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad.

Redzuan and Rajagobal have developed a good understanding over the past few years, from the time the National Under 19 team made waves in the AFF Under 20 in Palembang, Indonesia in 2005.

Some believed that a bulk of those players should be in Sathia's current team for the AFF, a fact that has been mentioned repeatedly and led to Sathia bursting out and telling people not to stab him in the back. From that statement alone one can infer that those statements were coming from Wisma FAM and it nonetheless irked Sathia as he was not getting the backing he needed.

Still the grapevine has it that Sathia will be shown the exit, no matter what the end result is in Phuket and a new coaching set-up will be in place come 2009.