The 57-year-old is under pressure after defeats to two Japanese clubs.
Former Malaysia international Khalid Ali has urged Datuk K. Rajagopal to step down as national team coach before he is given the axe.
Rajagopal is under pressure to quit the Malayan Tigers after his side suffered a double friendly defeat at the hands of two Japanese clubs, including an embarrassing 5-0 loss to a Shonan Bellmare side currently second bottom of the J-League.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have yet to act but Khalid has warned the 51-year-old to leave his post and save face with the ex-defender admitting he would have sacked him much earlier.
“If it was me, I [would have] already fired Rajagopal because it should have happened two years ago,” he told Goal.com
“He promised to step down willingly. Honestly he can no longer lead the national team.
“My advice to him is: Please step down because people will be mad at him if he stays any longer.”
Khalid also appealed to FAM to open their eyes to the decline Malaysia have suffered during Rajagopal’s tenure and implored them to take action.
“FAM always give chances to Rajagopal, which why he [is] not afraid or embarrassed every time he suffers defeat.” he added.