Thursday, September 23, 2010


The wires are humming

Even though there has been no official announcement over the fate of Persib coach Darko Janackovic the media in Indonesia are speculating over who is successor could be.

Simamaung is reporting a decision will be made later today.

Two names mentioned so far are Bambang Nurdiansyah and Fandi Ahmad. Bambang, known as Banur, has previously coached teams like Arema and PSIS and while he is a familiar face on the Indonesian circuit haiong been a prolific goalscorer in his playing days, he has yet to make an name for himself as a coach.

Fandi more recently had been coaching Pelita Jaya and remains under contract to them until November. He has also reportedly received job offers from Groningen in the Netherlands as well as Malaysian teams but till now has been keeping mum on his future.

There are other names in the hat as well as agents have been casting far and wide for coaches who would be interested in the position. And who wouldn't be? They are a massive club with massive support in a football mad city.

A surprise name mentioned is Peter Withe. The former Indonesian and Thailand coach has yet to try his hand with a local club side.

One familiar face to Persib fans who is currently out of work is former Persib, Persik and Semen Padang coach Arcan Iurie.

Two more names added to the gossip are Benny Dollo, now with Mitra Kukar, and Danurwindo.

With the exception of Iurie the names mentioned in this story come from a number of media outlets...

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