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No time to waste on searching for Coach Yoshida's replacement

No point in crying over a cup of spilled milk when the utmost task for the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is to seek an immediate replacement for outgoing Tatsuma Yoshida as the Singapore National Team Head Coach.

As mentioned in the press release announcing the Japanese tactician's departure after steering the Lions to the AFF Suzuki Cup semis for the first time since 2012, the FAS "will commence with the search for a permanent replacement for Tatsuma in January 2022" in order to prepare for the third and final round of qualification for the Asian Cup in next June

After all, have we not learned from the past that dragging their feet in naming a replacement for the national coach would have a detrimental effect.

Even if a permanent replacement is not possible in time, getting someone on an interim basis should be one option to ensure the preparation for the Asian Cup qualifiers not be disrupted after the conclusion of the draw next February.

REGRETTABLE TIMING TO QUIT
It is regrettable that Coach Yoshida had to leave Singapore at a time when there is sizable support from the players and fans alike, as shown on various social media posting, following the heart-breaking exit from the AFF Suzuki Cup.

And many would expect the 47-year-old former Jurong FC player to build on the positive momentum by continuing to guide the Lions to seek their first-ever qualification by merit to play in the Asian Cup (Singapore last played in the continent's marquee tournament as hosts in 1984).

Alas, it is not going to be the case and I cannot help but think the whole process had just hit the kerb.

Given such a short space of time, it would not be feasible to seek a foreign replacement who would need time to understand the whole local setup, etc.

Having said that, who would possibly step in to take over the mantle if the priority is to get a local coach in this short pressing timeframe?

Furthermore, who would believe this would happen when Coach Yoshida said "it was an easy decision for me to continue this project in Singapore" when he inked his extension to next December in February this year?

- π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’†π’”π’”π’‚π’ˆπ’† π’˜π’‚π’” 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅 π’†π’‚π’“π’π’Šπ’†π’“ 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‘π’π’‚π’•π’‡π’π’“π’Ž'𝒔 π’•π’†π’π’†π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’Ž 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍 -

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  1. Mohamad Hidir Suzanna (via FB)Wednesday, 29 December 2021 at 00:03:00 GMT+8

    Not a good idea to get interim as head coach...we are moving forward next AFF Suzuki Cup will be 2022... if it happens.

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  2. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sport/tatsuma-yoshida-extends-contract-singapore-national-coach-fas-321901

    - Coach Tatsuma Yoshida extended his contract in February 2021

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-lions-national-football-coach-yoshida-quits-be-family-japan-2404446

    - Coach Tatsuma Yoshida announced his stepping down

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