After a fifth placed finish in the 2019 Singapore Premier League, Geylang International Football Club has handed coach Noor Ali a contract for the next three seasons.
Noor Ali guided the eagles to a fifth-placed finish in the Singapore Premier League.
In the Singapore Cup, the club finished as second runners-up.
GIFC Chief Executive Eugene Lim is confident that this is a move in the right direction for the Club and everyone involved.
He said: “We hope that our fans will agree that this is our first, and most important signing for GIFC and our upcoming seasons.
“Noor has been an asset for GIFC over the years, from his days as a player and now a coach. This three-year contract serves as a platform for both GIFC and Noor to develop our football DNA and structure, which is to bring us ‘Up Where We Belong’.
“We are pleased with what he’s achieved in 2019 and is something we hope to maintain or do even better. We recognise Noor’s efforts in creating a mixture of youth and experience whilst instilling a high intensity and pressing philosophy. “This was evident when he displayed courage to blood the likes of Zikos Chua, Harith Kanadi and Azri Suhaili in crucial games this season.”
Expressing his gratitude to the Club for the trust placed in him, the former Geylang United said: “They’ve helped me from Day 1 of my development as a coach, even sending me on a coaching stint with Yamaga. This three-year contract is important as it not only allows me to develop as a coach, but also gives me time to learn as much as I can.
“Geylang are a big club with rich history, but there has been a lack of silverware to show for in recent years and it’s about time things changed.
“We definitely want to finish higher in the SPL and fight for some silverware next season. Hopefully, we will be able to secure a spot in the AFC competitions as well. It will take time for us to get there but if the plan is executed properly, we will be able to achieve the targets set.”