Australian coach wants to show his gratitude to the Tigers.
Balestier Khalsa coach Darren Stewart admits he is on a mission to deliver silverware to the S.League club in repayment of the faith they have shown in him.
The 47-year-old was handed the Tigers reins at the beginning of 2012 after three seasons in the dugout Gombak United, guiding his new employers to a credible sixth placed finish in the table last term and is set to improve on that in 2013 with eight games to go.
But the current campaign isn’t solely about league position for the former Australia international after he tasted trophy success by winning the plate competition of the Starhub League Cup with Balestier last year – something he wants to achieve again.
Stewart has led his side to the semi-final’s of the League Cup and the RHB Singapore Cup and admits the trust placed in him by chairman S. Thavaneson acts as his motivation to triumph in both competitions.
“If I could bring silverware to this club, it could be my greatest achievement in football,” he told Fox Sports. “Even including what I achieved during my playing days.
“People can talk about what I’ve done at the club since arriving but I just sit back and watch the players do what they do their jobs. They deserve the credit.
“Also, the board deserve so much credit for all they’ve given me. If I manage to give a trophy to Thava, that would be huge.
“He’s never said no to me once and he’s been so supportive; he’s just been the best chairman anyone could ask for. That’s also why I probably could never coach another S.League club.”