Former national coach B. Sathianathan will take charge of the Armed Forces side in the Premier League next season.
The 53-year-old former Kelantan coach, who guided Kelantan to their historic Malaysia Cup success last year, has signed a one-year contract with the Armed Forces FA.
“I had a few options but what piqued my interest was the Forces’ vision. It’s a new challenge ... my task is to take them into the top flight in 2013,” said Sathianathan.
Besides wanting to play in the top flight, the Armed Forces also aim to play a significant role in the development of the game by setting up a Football Academy and to make waves at international competitions like the AFC Cup and Champions League.
“The team will comprise army personnel. As for areas where we lack quality, we will hire outsiders, including foreign players,” said Sathianathan.