New head coach Eduardo Almeida reveals his plans for Melaka United

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Melaka United’s newly appointed head coach Eduardo Almeida is looking forward to do his part in reviving the team and improving their Super League standings when the second half of the season starts.

Melaka has only managed to rake in 11 points after 13 games in the first half of the season, and are sitting almost at the bottom of the Super League table.

Consequently, they sacked their previous coach Eric Williams and got Eduardo Almeida on board in efforts to revamp Melaka’s performance.

“We are going to assess the performance of all players in order to improve the quality of the team following the team’s dismal performance (in the first round).” Bernama quoted him as saying.

“My mantra to improve the team’s performance and prepare the players is to ensure players remained focused on the game,” he added.

Almeida is also excited to work with both new and existing players in Melaka, he thinks there are a lot of talented players who can fit into his plans. However, he admits that it won’t be an easy task.

“Melaka United is a strong team but there are stronger teams. But I’m confident the team can bounce back because we have capable players.” he said.

Melaka United’s team manager Datuk Yusoff Mahadi hopes that Almeida’s methods will gel well with the players and other coaching staffs at Melaka United.

Eduardo Almeida is no stanger to Malaysian football, as he has coached T-Team back in 2013 until 2014. Apart from that, Almeida also boasts a vast coaching experience, having coached clubs in Hong Kong, Portugal, Tanzania, and Hungary.

Aside from signing a new coach, Melaka United have also signed eight new players to bolster their squad, namely Nur Hakim Isa (Perak FA), Sivanesan (PKNS FC), Nicholas Swirad (JDT II), Fandi Othman (JDT II), Azinee Taib (JDT II), Jasmin Mecinović (Pellister FC), Felipe Almeida De Souza (Oeste FC), and Marko Simic (Negeri Sembilan FA).