The 51-year-old was to be demoted to assistant manager when Cesar Ferrando Jimenez takes over in August.
Johor Darul Takzim have reportedly relieved Fandi Ahmad of his duties as head coach prior to Ferrando Jimenez’s arrival.
Former Valencia and Atletico Madrid boss Jiminez is scheduled to take charge at the Larkin Stadium on Aug 18, two days before the Malaysia Cup gets underway, and the The Straits Times claim Singapore legend Fandi has been sacked.
The 51-year-old led the Southern Tigers to third in the Malaysian Super League last season and it was anticipated he would continue to work with the team as assistant manager once the Spaniard takes up his position in three weeks.
Reports now imply that Fandi is no longer at the club and that Azmi Mohamed, coach of the state’s second-tier side Johor FA, has been placed in temporary charge of the team at his expense.
However, Channel NewsAsia allege that a club official informed them that Fandi will remain in an assistant capacity until the end of next before Jiminez seizes the reins and allow the 101-cap former Singapore international to concentrate solely on managing Johor.
They confirmed the MSL side had dismissed rumours of Fandi being sacked as untrue.