De Roo rues short stint with FAM

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will part ways with technical director Peter De Roo at the end of the year.

De Roo, who joined FAM in 2017, was tasked to produce the Malaysian Football DNA programme and after the launch last year, the Dutchman has decided that he will leave after his contract expires in December.

The 50-year-old said in a Facebook post that he had met with FAM president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin to inform of his decision yesterday.

“I say this with great pain in my heart because somehow I feel that I’m not ready to leave as it feels we are just getting started, ” he said.

My time with FAM has been a great journey which I thoroughly enjoyed.

“I loved working with so many amazing people in Malaysian football and especially with the staff in my department. Thank you all for your love and support.”

De Roo, who also had a stint at the Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) centre of excellence, stepped in as a replacement for Swiss Fritz Schmid, whose contract ended in 2017.

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