The 42-year-old rookie takes over from Fandi Ahmed, who is now team manager.
Azmi Mohamed has confirmed he is the new coach of Johor Darul Takzim, replacing Fandi Ahmed in the role.
The 42-year-old rookie, who holds barely two years of coaching experience in the Premier League, has been promoted by the Johor FA to take charge of the Southern Tigers for the Malaysia Cup next month.
Reports suggested yesterday that Fandi, who led the club to third in the Malaysian Super League last season, was relieved of his duties as head coach and had left the club ahead of Cesar Ferrando Jimenez’s arrival in mid-August.
It was revealed earlier in July that the former Atletico Madrid and Valencia coach would replace Fandi as chief coach at Larkin Stadium and it has now been clarified that 51-year-old Singapore football legend will be team manager.
However, until Jimenez touches down in southern Malaysia in three weeks time, Azmi will handle first team affairs.
“I have been instructed to handle the team (JDT) for the Malaysia Cup. The new Spanish coach will arrive in the middle of next month to look at the team and watch some of the Malaysia Cup matches,” he told Asia One.
Johor have been drawn in Group B alongside PKNS FC, T-Team and Felda United for t.e tournament that begins on August 20,