Khairul Azwan Haron resigned as Perak football team manager effective July 5 citing the poor showing of the state team in the Super League as his reason for doing so. “One must be responsible for the team’s failure,” he said in a statement released to the press. “I am happy that Perak is placed sixth in the current standing. However, it’s a little off the mark I’ve set for myself.”
Khairul handed over his managerial responsibilities to Assistant Manager, Ahmad Shahrul Azhar. “I believe Ahmad can bring the team to the level expected. He’s capable of preparing the team for the coming Malaysia Cup tournament,” he added.
Khairul is also the Perak Football Association’s honorary treasurer. “Although I am no longer involved in managing the team, I am still responsible for its finances. Therefore, I still have a role to play in the team’s development and the development of football in Perak,” he remarked.