Phillipe Aw, Singaporean coach age,53 decided to step down as head coach Singapore U23 national team after his request to resign and the Football Association of Singapore(FAS) allowed to leave the organization as he seeks new opportunities elsewhere.
Aw, whose last assignment was leading Singapore U23 national team in the recently concluded SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia, was eliminated in the group stage by recording 1 draw and 3 loss matches.
However, FAS has appointed Nazri Nasir, assistant of Singapore national team, to be replaced the new head coach of the U23 squad to see the team through September’s in AFC U23 Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers in Vietnam.
Nazri is set to have his provisional squad report for centralised training from 21 August 2023 as the Football Association of Singapore has made adjustments to the 2023 SPL fixture calendar to allow the team to have uninterrupted 14-day pre-competition preparation time before his charges leave for Vietnam.
“I am aware that this is a hot seat at the moment, given the public sentiments post SEA Games. All my career, I never shy away from difficult challenges, and I asked FAS to let me take a shot at it and laid out what I need to give a good account of ourselves at the tournament as I believe we will have a decent chance. Given the recent changes regarding tournament preparation, I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Nazri.
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