The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced that current national coach, Bernd Walter Stange, will have his 2 year contract extended to “ensure continuity and leadership” for the national team.

However it appears the FAS has failed to look for a suitable Singaporean to take over the role of national coach after 15 years. The last Singaporean national coach was Vincent Subramaniam who resigned in December 2000. Subsequently, a Serbian took over the role for 9 years and passed the role over to the current German coach.

Photo of Bernd Stange from todayonline
Photo of Bernd Stange from todayonline

Under Bernd Stange’s coaching, the Singapore national team did not fare any better with them winning only 13 matches, drawing 3 and losing 10 matches so far. In 2014’s AFF Championship, Singapore was kicked out in the group stage despite winning the 2012 AFF Championship. In the recent 2015’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Singapore lost the first two places to Myanmar and Indonesia.

It appears the FAS is not interested in getting a Singaporean to be the national coach after all.