The 57-year-old was pressed to jump before he is pushed by former international Khalid Ali.
Malaysia national team coach Datuk K. Rajagopal has adopted a defiant stance after it was suggested he quit.
Former defender Khalid Ali urged the 57-year-old to resign before the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) step in and forcibly remove him from the role following a series of disappointing results during the tour of Japan.
The Malayan Tigers suffered three humiliating defeats to Japanese clubs, including 5-0 loss to a Shonan Bellmare side currently second bottom of the J-League, and conceded 12 goals without reply leaving Rajagopal hanging by a thread.
Ex-international players and Minister of Sports Khairy Jamaluddin have been openly critical of him during the last month and reports suggest FAM will gather on Thursday to discuss his future before the AFC Asian Cup qualifier with Bahrain.
However, Rajagopal admits he is ready to fight for his job and has every intention of being in charge for October’s crucial match with the Group D leaders.
“As a coach, it is my job to ensure we do well. I am sincere to my job and not afraid. I am trying my best and we will be ready for the game against Bahrain,” Goal.com report him as telling Astro Arena.