Raddy? Fandi? Tony? Quickly can?
After V Sundram Moorthy was relieved as Singapore’s national coach, it is now anybody’s guess who the next leader of the Lions will be.
Speculation has started. And so has the posturing.
Already, there are names which have been bandied about.
Former England and Arsenal stalwart Tony Adams was one. The former centre back has no track record as a national coach and has only had stints at the club level with clubs like English side Portsmouth, Azerbaijan side Gabala and Spanish side Granada. It is unclear why he thinks he is good enough to lead the Lions.
There’s also been interest by former Southampton coach Dave Jones.
There’s also the perennial argument about Fandi Ahmad but his under-21 side’s recent display at the Hassanal Bolkiah tourney in Brunei show that he’s no saviour.
Former national coach Radojko Avramovic, currently in Kuwait is yet another name to have been on the list.
While he was apparently a firm favourite to return as a senior coach with the aim of mentoring the other coaches in the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) set up, his return has so far been put on the backburner.
Avramovic spent about 10 years in Singapore and led the Lions to three ASEAN titles in 2004/5, 2007 and again in 2012.
With the AFF Suzuki Cup draw already known and only half a year away, the Singapore Lions and Singapore football need a national coach.