Saturday, October 27, 2012


Malaysian Team Want Fowler

Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian football club is working to bring Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler in as player-manager, a report said Thursday.

T-Team, based in the eastern state of Terengganu, said it is in talks with the 37-year-old former England forward to ply his trade in the Malaysian professional league next year, according to The Star newspaper.

"We are negotiating with him as we want to assess his fitness level," Ahmad Said, chief minister of Terengganu, which funds the club side, was quoted by The Star as saying.

He said Fowler, who netted 183 goals for Liverpool, would undergo trials to "make sure he is suited for the role of striker."

Liverpool is widely supported in football-crazy Malaysia.

AFP was unable to reach T-Team for comment.

Fowler, who is the English Premier League's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time with 162 goals, left British football in 2009 and spent the last three years playing in Australia and Thailand.

The Liverpool great last played for Muangthong United, where he was player-coach until February.

If the deal goes through, he will follow in the footsteps of other former England internationals such as Tony Cottee and David Rocastle who graced the Malaysian league in the 1990s.

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