By Karlo Sacamos
GLOBAL coach Brian Reid has been tapped to handle the Philippine 23-under men’s football team that will represent the country in the Southeast Asian Games in December.
The 42-year-old Scottish mentor, who is trying to lead Global to a second successive title in the United Football League, is set to become the next foreign head coach of the youth team after German Michael Weiss helmed the side in the last SEA Games.
Philippine Football Federation general secretary Ed Gastanes confirmed the news to Spin.ph on Monday, saying he submitted the list of the coaching staff along with the national 23-under team pool members to the Philippine Sports Commission last week.
Reid will be assisted by Ilonggo coach Dan Padernal and Pachanga-Diliman mentor Noel Marcaida, who is set to be the goalkeeping coach.
“At least we can change it, but in the meantime, they’re the ones recommended by the national teams committee and approved by (PFF),” said the lawyer, the ex-officio member of the national team committee headed by Azkals manager Dan Palami.
The youth team is set to have a friendly series against Singapore, starting with an away game in the opponent’s turf on Thursday. The home match is tentatively slated on July 20.