Refrizal, member of the Executive Committee of the Indonesian Football Federation. It is responded to Bola Sport on October 12 about the future of coach Simon McMenemy: “Ideally, he should leave the national team coach.” .
Refrizal said the Indonesian team has not met expectations since McMenemy was in charge. “The team did not make quick strides under his guidance,” the official said.
The Scottish military has been in a hot seat in the Indonesian team since December 2018 after passing two other candidates. They play with the goal of bringing the country team to the title at the AFF Cup 2020.
Revealing to Bola Sport, Mr. Refrizal said the process of selecting a coach for the Indonesian team takes a lot of time. The decision to sign McMenemy came after the long arguments of Exco PSSI members.
The highest football management agency in Indonesia not only wants its national team to perform well, but the development of young football from the U16, U19 level and even the U23 is also concerned.
In the 2022 World Cup qualifier, Indonesia is in Group G after three losses to Malaysia, Thailand and the UAE. They only scored twice while 11 times conceded. The above-mentioned bad results caused many fans of thousands of islands to call for PSSI to dismiss McMenemy.
At 18h30 on 15/10, Indonesia met Vietnam on Kapten I Wayan Dipta field in Bali. In the afternoon of October 13, the players and the Indonesian coaching staff did not show the seriousness and enthusiasm after a series of 3 losing matches in the second round of the 2022 World Cup.
Coach Simon McMenemy is disappointing and criticized a lot after Indonesia’s poor performance in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The worries of many PSSI members have come true.