When the former President of MHF withdrew from the election, he was magnanimous to make way for a new President, i.e TM. Graciously, TM, on becoming President of MHF had the former President appointed as Chairman of the Consultative Committee. There is no doubt that TM did not leave the former President out on the cold but rather wanted to call on his experience.
Now I come to the former National Coach of the Senior National Team. He was asked to resign to make way for a new appointee. What is sad is the manner in which he came to know of the news. Neither MHF nor NSC had the courtesy nor the courage to call him and politely give him the news. While I have my reservations of the National Coach and also the former President, yet the National Coach is a human being and it is only proper that he must be treated as one. Many may argue that as a National Coach he had taken the same approach with players. If that is so, he is also wrong. Two wrongs do not make right. MHF must be above all this.
Having made my feelings known i must salute TM for his statement in Johor Baru after checking out the facilities for the Junior World Cup 2009 at the new stadium. He has indicted as per the Malay Mail dated 18th.November.2008 that the National Coach is still part of the Coaching Panel and his services may be required in other areas. I think that is a polite and the right thing to do.
Sad that all this had to go through the media. Why not such things be done the proper way so as
it is not an embarrassment for anyone. Lets all be gentlemen of sports.