Frankly speaking, unbelievable was the first word that came to my mind when the news first broke out.
Here is a man whose legacy lays on the fact he’s one of the most successful coaches in the football fraternities on both sides of the Causeway.
Having been through the period which we are fighting so hard to ward off “that thing”, yet here we have a well-respected man convicted for the trying to play around with “that thing”.
Though we hardly spoke to each during his stint as the coach of Tampines Rovers and Paya Lebar Punggol, but for that infamous quote he mentioned had all but diminished whatever respect I have this man.
“I have the best of the worst” as he was quoted during the introductory press conference for the then league debutant Paya Lebar Punggol.(merged with Sengkang Marine to form Sengkang Punggol after just a season.)
For someone in him to mention something like this was totally unacceptable.
For Heaven sake man, if then you weren’t keen to take the job why ridiculed the players even before the ball was kicked?
While I have nothing to say about his brush with the law as I’m too tired to add anything but my hunch told me his pending appeal might not be in his favour, given the fact that this country has absolute zero tolerance to corruption.
So whatever lah, coach!!.