28 August 2010

Simon McMenemy new Philippines NT coach !!






FORMER Worthing Football Club assistant manager Simon McMenemy has gone from the dug-out at Woodside Road to become an international manager with Philippines in the space of four months.
McMenemy, who left Rebels with Simon Colbran at the end of last season after one year at the club, flew out to the Philippines on Monday after being offered the job just nine days earlier. He will be on a two-month probabtion period before, if things go well, he will sign a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old was manager at County League Haywards Heath before his spell at Worthing and, before the call, was going to be playing football for Franklands Village in the Mid Sussex League this season.

He said: "Haywards Heath to Worthing to the Philippines. It's quite a big step but I had to grab the chance.

"At 32, to call myself a national team manager is a massive statement.

"Things have gone 100 miles an hour. I've had nine days to prepare, my fiancée is coming out with me for the first two months, and everything has been very rushed. If I stopped to think about it, I might get cold feet. It's something I've got to do and there's no denying it will look fantastic on my CV.

"I'm stepping into the unknown. When I get there, I've got a four-week training camp, then we're off to Taiwan for a couple of weeks for a training camp and a couple of friendlies, then we're into qualifying for the Suzuki Cup, where we will play Laos, Cambodia and Timor Leste.

"If we get through that, then we'll come up against some of the bigger teams, like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, so I could get to coach against Bryan Robson, which would be some experience."

McMenemy first heard about the job through Simon and Phil Greatwich, who played for Lewes and the Philippines, and they encouraged him to apply for the job.

Five weeks after applying, McMenemy heard back from the Philippines FA and after a couple of interviews over the phone and conference calls, he got the job. He said: "I'll be looking at the coaching when I'm there and will see if I can tweak anything to improve things and make it more effective.

"I've spent my fair share of time in the Far East, and got one international cap for Brunei, so I have some understanding of their style of football.

I've got two months to go out there and prove myself as an individual.
"I'm untested at this level and have to prove I can do the job."

Worthing Herald

45 comments:

  1. Sorry now and with all the RESPECT to this Members of the Football Association of Philippines,I want to ask:
    WHERE YOU FOUND THIS KIND OF COACHES ????
    Oh My GOD !!!

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  2. This Coach,they know him only in the VILLAGES in England !!
    WHAT IS THIS !!!
    Really,I don't understand these Members of the Football Federation of Philippines,HOW THEY THINKING for about Football.
    I don't understand,with this way that they thinking HOW they want to Grow up in the Football.
    So many Good and with Experience Coaches in around the WORLD and also not expensive,WHY THEY DON'T TAKE ONE ???? And they take Coach again from England that knows him ONLY his Father and his Mother.
    WHAT IS THIS.WHAT IS THIS My Friends !!!

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  3. WHO IS THIS Simon McMenemy ????????????????????
    Is Football COACH or WHAT ?????????????????????????????

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  4. I think but I am not sure he have perfume shop in London !!!

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  5. I think he sale vegetables.He have vegetables shop in England I think !!!
    Hahahahahahaha !!!

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  6. Eddie - Philippine Football Club UK16 September 2010 21:50

    What were you expecting? It's a small squad so you shouldn't have expected any big names. Give the guy a chance, he may do wonders for us.

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  7. duh! were not south korea or japan. no fabio capello would want to coach phil. even des bulpin chose india under 19s over phil. give him a chance morons!

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  8. Looks like most critical posts come from Singaporeans / Malaysians...What to do? Scared shit of the potential in Philippine Football?

    Simon you're doing a great job! although a massive work is needed to bring football to life in the Philippines and imho you'll be one of the catalysts in making that happen.

    Great Job on the AFF !

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  9. Congratulations sir McMenemy and to the Philippine national football team for winning over Vietnam! Keep up the good work and bring soccer back to life here in the Philippines!

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  10. haha...where are the haters now...congrats to coach and the whole team!!

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  11. that's what you get if u place ur foot down when the person haven't produced anything yet. now, he and the lads are starting to show that they can deliver. starting with a draw with a former champion in Singapore, now a win over the defending champion Vietnam. coach Simon may well prove the haters wrong.

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  12. Philippines 2 Vietnam 0 hahaha, haters shutup! McMenemy could be the biggest thing that ever happened Philippine Football. Good job Coach and the rest of the team.

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  13. Well done Simon!!! Sometimes in this world, you just have to keep quiet and prove your critics/detractors wrong at the right place at the right time...I'm sure the Philippine FA is not stupid and they've done their fair of research on this guy...never count a man out---that's a really bad, bad attitude. Hey, let me remind you! Where did Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho start (the self-annointed The Special One!)he had his big break as an interpreter to the late and former coach of England and Barcelona, Sir Bobby Robson! Again kudos to the Philippine Team, at the end of this tournament for sure we will go up in the world ranking from 151st place...

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  14. Congrats Simon! You did a powerful job on the team and it was such a joy to watch them last night. It is about time that the Philippines is producing a good soccer team. Keep up the good work.

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  15. Malaybalay Fan6 December 2010 04:34

    The Philippines cant afford people with bignames, the PFF has a small budget so why the buzz? Now that the Philippines is winning, whos questioning? Congratulations Simon a great Job indeed

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  16. As the famous saying says, "Don't judge the book by its cover". Explore the book by reading it and you will know what's the book is about. Simon explores his team by having faith in them and to what they can do against their opponents. We should NOT judge people by what we see but how we see it. Congratulations Simon and your team. We are proud of you.

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  17. Bellissimo Simon! whatever the outcome of this tournament, keep in mind sir that you raised the country's football horizon. Not since Paulino Alcantara and the 1991 SEA Games that the hardcore Philippine football fans experience this rush. Thank you very much sir. Go Azkals!

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  18. Go Azkals! I heard that the Philippine Gov't. did not give the Azkals any financial support

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  19. McMenemy - a dog
    because his mom is a dog

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  20. I love I love it!!!!! eto na at pinakikita ng mga taga ibang bansa ang crab-mentality nila!
    Sore Losers!

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  21. Vudat, you 're mouth is like a vurat...(aka vagina) hahahaha!!!!

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  22. hope Philippines will win tomorrow. then i believe many will ask mr McMenemy for England coach. hihihi....

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  23. GO SIMON MCMENEMY! YOU PROVED YOUR DOUBTERS WRONG! I'm so happy for you! haha.. mabuhay ang pinoy.. wag kayong mag salita ng patapos. i hope you learned your lesson

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  24. the philippines found a brilliant football coach in simon mcmenemy. the philippines is no longer the whipping boys of asean football. i hope his contact will be extended. i also hope he won't be pirated by the other countries. i guess by now, more fil-foreign players are willing to play for the azkals.

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  25. what did he mean when he said he got one international cap for brunei??

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  26. Congrats for making it to the semifinals! Now it's Malaysia, BEAT THEM!

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  27. Nice game azkals! ongratulations to mcmenemy and the team! hope for the best!! semis against indonesia is coming up fast!!!

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  28. nice nice lets win this tournament, so we can play the likes of japan and korea. haha goo pinas!

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  29. Nasaan na ang mga haters? Ang problema nyo, hinuhusgahan nyo ang tao agad! Yan tuloy, napahiya kayo hehehehe!

    Anyway, congratulations to Coach Mcmenemy and the Team Philippines for reaching the semis spot! Its a big leap already for our country. :)

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  30. Nasaan na ang mga haters? Ang problema nyo, hinuhusgahan nyo ang tao agad! Yan tuloy, napahiya kayo hehehehe!

    Anyway, congratulations to Coach Mcmenemy and the Team Philippines for reaching the semis spot! Its a big leap already for our country. :)

    We are very proud!

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  31. excellent job azkals!!!

    Sir Simon McMenemy, u r so gwapo..

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  32. yeah coach what a great job over there
    who cares where u come from n how ur team wins.
    the most important thing is winning....

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  33. keep it up coach and to the rest of the team....
    AZKALS!

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  34. Go Azkals! i hope you will have another game in jakarta this january so i can watch it live! please kick their a----- but be careful! wild sila! as in! i'm sure the filipino community in jakarta and indonesia are very proud of you guys. win or lose.

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  35. I'm Indonesian and i admit McMenemy has done a great job for The Azkals! He just make a massive difference for the national team. I hope the best team can through to the final :)

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  36. i thought those who comment bad about simon already hung up themselves. LOL
    i wish the final will be Malaysia vs Philipines. if this happen, i dont have any team to support. hope the best team win. why? because i am Mas-Fil.
    go harimau malaya go Azkals

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  37. Coach Simon. Brilliant Job, keep it up! Help the Azkals have that one inspiration to go through the match vs. Indonesia and win. Simon, and your team, that you were silent but working hard to win. I hope you continue working with the Philippine Team and for the Philippine Football! More power. - A Filipino fan.

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  38. To all these anonymous weaklings dispatching pessimistic comments with reference to coach Simon Mcmenemy.
    Go and learn your "ENGLISH" again, and when you grow up you will be wise enough to understand!

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  39. Good tactics, good playing-scheme, but Garuda is better!

    Congratulations for Mr McMenemy!

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  40. I believe he will become such a good coach in South-East Asia...Philippines goes to Hero from Zero, nice!

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  41. after philipine lost the game, his photos and a sexy indonesian artist in a club at jakarta were on the media at the next morning.

    just wondering...where's your team at that night, coach ? hmmm...maybe you are busy with the international escort ;)

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  42. I'm from Indonesia. I admit that Sir McMenemy had done a great job. Garuda has just got 2 goals from Filipino, which means Filipino is a really good team. For comparing, Garuda got 6 goals from Laos n 5 goals from Malaysia. I just believe that Filipino will be a better team when they will work hard. Go Azkals ! Go Garuda !

    HATERS is Having Angry Towards Everyone Reaching Succes :D. Ha ha ha.

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  43. I just laugh now while reading the comments in the month of September because they were criticizing his capacity of Mcmenemy as a coach but I think now they were on shock after hearing the news about the Philippine Football team defeated the defending champion Vietnam in a surprising biggest upset in AFF Suzuki cup history of football.

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  44. I am really laughing when I'm reading the first few ones, they are hating McMenemy but look at what the NT achieved with his coaching skills he really proved something not only to himselsf but also to his DOUBTERS...I just really hope that he will stay on the team



    GO AZKALS !!! GO MCMENEMY !!!

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  45. Million Thanks Simon,

    Thanks for maximizing what the Filipinos have.. For those who whine against him,.... Just mind your own goals... Okay!.... Because no matter how much you tried, you cant score a goal for as long as Simon McMenemy is their coach.... Long Live the Azkals... Long live the Philippines....

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