The Indonesian coach may not be joining the team for the World Cup Qualifiers in November because he is likely to have been dismissed earlier. According to Indonesia’s Bola newspaper, the country’s football federation (PSSI) has not yet made a decision to dismiss coach Simon McMenemy, but is likely to do this after the meeting scheduled on November 2.
Refrizal, member of the Indonesian Football Federation Executive Committee, admitted: “We cannot discuss the future of McMenemy at this time. But after the team’s defeat against them, many of our members. federation has comments”.
According to Bola, the main purpose of the meeting on November 2 was to find a new coach to replace Mr. McMenemy to lead Indonesia. The Indonesian newspaper also confirmed that no PSSI member wanted to hold the Scottish coach.
“The fate of McMenemy will be decided after the meeting. But in my opinion, it is best for him to be aware of the situation and resign before the PSSI meeting takes place,” Refrizal said.
Coach McMeney was appointed as the head coach of Indonesia by PSSI on December 20, 2018 with a 2-year contract. The date of the contract expires is also the time when the AFF Cup 2020 closes and winning this tournament is also the target that PSSI assigns to McMenemy coach.
However, Indonesia at the hands of this army has repeatedly lost in the World Cup qualifier. After 4 matches played, Indonesia lost, scored 3 goals and conceded 14 goals. On October 15, Indonesia’s Mr. McMenemy lost to Vietnam with a score of 1-3 at home. After that defeat, the supporters screamed and urged PSSI to sack the Scottish army.
As soon as the match ended, Indonesian fans in the stands chanted a request to fire coach Simon Mcmenemy. In all four matches at the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Indonesia suffered defeat.
In response to a question about the future in Indonesia, the Scottish military official said: “We will discuss. Everyone knows the fans are asking to fire me.”