The 51-year-old was removed as coach by the MSL side last month.
Former Singapore captain Fandi Ahmad has speculation of his future to rest after quitting as Johor Darul Takzim’s team manager.
Speculation over the 51-year-old’s future at the Larkin Stadium has been rampant after he was unceremoniously ousted as chief coach and the Johor FA’s announcement on July 19 that former Atletico Madrid and Valencia coach Cesar Ferrando Jimenez would be stepping into his shoes.
However, it’s understood that Fandi was unhappy that rookie Azmi Mohamed was put in charge of the Southern Tigers for the Malaysia Cup to keep the seat warm for Jiminez and the handling of his sacking appears to have trigged the painful decision to step down.
“Life is all about being happy and coaching keeps me happy and I intend to pursue my happiness,” he explained to The Star.
“As a player I had given my best and as a coach, I continue to give my best when the opportunity arrives.”
Despite leading JDT to the FA Cup final and guiding them to third in the Malaysian Super League last season Fandi bore no grudged towards his former club and insisted on fans to accept his decision.
“I would like to thank Johor FA president Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for his continued support especially during difficult times, as well as fans for their support,” he added.
“My only regret is not helping JDT win any trophies last season despite trying hard to do so. However, I believe under the leadership of Tunku Ismail it will be only a matter of time before JDT become a force in the Malaysian football scene?