51-year-old was reportedly relieved of his duties as head coach of Johor Darul Takzim.
Johor Football Association have denied reports that Fandi Ahmad was sacked as head coach of Johor Darul Takzim.
A number of news outlets in Malaysia responded to claims on social media that Fandi had been removed from his position at the Larkin Stadium and replaced by inexperienced Azmi Mohamed, who would take control of the squad for the Malaysia Cup competition.
But it has been confirmed by PBNJ honorary-secretary Mohd Fahmy Yahya that the 51-year-old Singapore football legend is still with the Southern Tigers and will be in charge when the tournament kicks-off on August 20.
“It never crossed our mind to sack him as had been voiced out in social media,” he told Astro Awani.
“In fact, I also received many telephone calls including from Singapore because they wanted to get confirmation on the matter from PBNJ.”
Despite that Mohd Fahmy clarifying Fandi’s immediate future with Johor his long-term prospects are still clouded in mystery after it was revealed in July that Cesar Ferrando Jimenez would be replacing him as head coach.
It’s believed the former striker will act as assistant manager to the former Valencia and Atletico Madrid manager.