ENOUGH: Devan resigns as coach of Johor FC
K . DEVAN quit Johor FC abruptly on Sunday, making him the second coach in the Super League to do so following Peter Butler's resignation at Kelantan last month.
Terengganu's Mat Zan Mat Aris and T-Team's Yunus Alif's days are also believed to be numbered.
Devan tendered his resignation following a brief meeting with Johor FC management late on Sunday.
"I had wanted to quit on Saturday after the match against Selangor but held on before finally deciding to resign. I did my best but my best was not good enough for Johor FC," said Devan yesterday.
"I am out of a job but I want to return as soon as possible. I am waiting for offers."
The Johor FC management and Devan had a meeting recently where the latter was told his position as coach was in jeopardy due to the team's erratic performance.
Johor FC completed the first round with three wins and 12 points from 13 matches.
"They felt the team were under-performing. I explained to them that our newly assembled team needed time to gel but they were unhappy," Devan added.
"I resigned because the management felt I was not doing enough."
Devan had also resigned from Selangor mid-way through last season after fans strung banners at the Shah Alam Stadium, urging him to quit during the Malaysia Cup.
Team manager Wan Nizam Wan Omar said: "We have accepted Devan's resignation and former international Sazali Saidon has been appointed as his replacement."
"Hopefully, it will be the beginning of a new era. We will maintain the same players for the remainder of the season," he said.
Fans in Kuala Terengganu had picketed last week calling for the resignation of Terengganu FA president Datuk Che Mat Jusoh and coach Mat Zan following the team's poor performances.
It it learnt that the future of both Mat Zan and Yunus will depend on their teams' performances in today's league matches.