The Singaporean football legend will remain in the role of team manager.
A plethora of reports last week claimed the 51-year-old had left the Larkin Stadium after being relieved of his coaching duties but it has now been revealed that he will fulfil the role of team manager for the club’s Malaysia Cup campaign.
Fandi confirmed he will be present on the sidelines during the tournament in which the Southern Tigers will face a PKNS FC, T-Team and Felda United in Group D.
Azmi Mohd, formerly in charge at second-tier Malaysian Premier League side Johor FA, will step into his shoes as head coach until the arrival of Atletico Madrid and Valencia coach Cesar Fernando Jiminez with Fandi becoming head of development and team consultant.
The Johor Football Association also responded to the “baseless” rumours that the decision to remove Fandi from the position of head coach was made on the grounds that he failed to get the best out of a team of superstar Malaysian internationals.
It was also denied that his inability to convince over-demanding club president Tunku Ismail Ibrahim that he was up to the job was behind his axing.