Tan Cheng Hoe was all smiles via a 2016 Malaysia inhabitant football awards on Friday night, saying his tough work compensate off with a personal high as he was bestowed with a best manager award.
It was an honour wise to a male who took Kedah to third place in a Malaysia Super League, a FA Cup semifinal run, and surfaced it off with a Malaysia Cup prize during a responsibility of holders Selangor, during their possess basement in October.
“I am usually smiling this large after a Malaysia Cup win,” pronounced Tan, indicating to his grin as he entered a room for a winners of a night.
Picking adult that accolade, was an feat in a creation for a home grown talent, who came by a ranks as a player.
He was partial of a Canaries winning side who clinched their lass Malaysia Cup pretension in 1990.
Fully in a believe of a footballing talent a rice play has, Tan upheld a sire to a engorgement of internal talents, who all flourished and done a name for themselves in 2016.
Syafiq Ahmad, Amirul Hisyam, Syazwan Zainon and Rizal Ghazali were only some of a names nominated in several categories of a inhabitant awards.
Rizal deservedly took home a best defender drum and it didn’t come as a warn to his coach.
“My players were superb this season, and it is since of them we had achieved so most this season. They were energetic and disciplined, and we can’t wait to continue operative with them subsequent season,” he said.
The 48-year-old has nonetheless to put coop to paper though, as he waits for Kedah to list a contract.
“The agreement is roughly finalised, so there no issue. We wish to continue aiming for bigger things, that can occur with a players we have.” pronounced Tan.
The former partner inhabitant manager also paid special reverence to his former coach K. Rajagobal, whom he worked with in a inhabitant side from 2009-2013.
“Raja was a one who neat me, and suspicion me how to organize a team. He was a good clergyman and we contingency appreciate him for that.” he added.
Together, Tan and Raja delivered Malaysia a football SEA Games bullion in 2009, before moving them to a initial AFF Suzuki Cup title, a year later.
Kedah have defended a infancy of their patrol for a 2017 campaign, though Tan will be out to secure some-more unfamiliar injections before that.
Liridon Krasniqi and former striker Sandro are a dual imports who have been sealed so far.
Nicolas Anil is a former Malay Mail and Goal.com Malaysia editor/writer who appears on BFM Radio as a football analyst. Twitter: @nicolas_anil.