Salim Moin to coach Tampines Rovers

Salim Moin to coach Tampines Rovers

SINGAPORE - Woodlands Wellington coach Salim Moin has agreed to coach Tampines Rovers next season, The New Paper understands.

Salim, 52, who has coached the Rams for the past two seasons, has verbally agreed terms with the S-League champions, though he has yet to sign any contract.

He will take over from Tay Peng Kee, who said he would be returning to his general manager position soon after the Stags clinched the league title last month.

A source who has knowledge of the switch told TNP: "Salim has a verbal agreement with Tampines to coach them next year.

Assistant coach

"Woodlands assistant coach, Clement Teo, is also set to leave Woodlands, but it is still unclear if he will join Salim at Tampines."

TNP understands that both coaches will meet with the Woodlands management today to reveal their plans.

Woodlands chairman Hussainar Aziz declined comment yesterday, while Salim could not be reached.

Salim, who also coached Balestier Khalsa in 2011, led the Rams to a surprising fifth-place finish this season.

Woodlands were the woodenspoonists the previous three years.

He will be the Stags' fourth coach in four years.

Tay took over the coaching reins from Steven Tan midway through the 2012 season, and again this year when the club dismissed Croat Nenad Bacina.

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