Hodak purchases into brand-new Kuala Lumpur task, eyes irreversible stay in the Super League for the clothing|Goal.com
The previous Malaysia Under-19 head coach is back in the M-League and promises to make KL a stronger team than they have remained in the past.
Malaysian football has not seen the last of Bojan Hodak just yet, as the Croatian pens a deal to become the new head coach at Kuala Lumpur FC (KL) as the club go back to the Super League for the forthcoming 2021 season.
Hodak who had previously held the leading post at Kelantan, Johor Darul Ta’zim and even with the Malaysia Under-19 national group, will bring with him a wealth of experience that consists of leading both the 2 previous groups to glory in the Super League.
But that would not be the job that is right away anticipated of the 49-year-old as KL has actually shown a propensity to swing in between the Super League and Premier League in current times and that is a pattern which Hodak is seeking to eliminate most importantly.
“This team has the right combination of knowledgeable and young players that I believe can do an excellent task for the group in the coming season. I want them to keep in mind that the Super League will be various from the Premier League and we have to work hard to remain longer in the leading flight.
“When I see how the group performed formerly, whenever they returned to the Super League, they always ended up finishing bottom and droppping pull back. So I do not desire the very same to repeat for Kuala Lumpur this time and I’m enthusiastic to make them a more powerful rival.
“I asked Stanley Bernard a lot of concern before accepting this job and he persuaded me with the objective and long term prepare for the club. Whether it’s here or in Indonesia, I always prioritise how a club is run since when it is professional and structured, we are clear with the team’s path.
“So when I’m back in the M-League now because I believe in the strategies and ideas pointed out by Stanley and not because I want to be a quick fix and then stop working halfway,” stated Hodak to Malaysian Footbal League (MFL).
There will be a familiar face for Hodak in this KL side with evergreen forward Indra Putra Mahayuddin being someone he has actually worked with during his time with Kelantan back in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Indra among three well-traveled and experienced figures in the team that also includes Shukor Adan and Safee Sali.
Stanley who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at KL wants to have put together a good enough team for Hodak to work with as is revealed by the signing of Hadin Azman and potentially Irfan Zakaria, both of whom are regulars with internationals with Malaysia.