Friday, May 25, 2012


The search for the next Malaysian national hockey coach is expected to end real soon.

And this blog can reveal that the top candidate to fill up the soon to be vacant position is South African Paul Revington.

Revington was the coach of the Irish team that denied Malaysia of a place in the final of the Dublin Olympic Qualifiers in March.

Prior to that he was coaching the South African national squad. He recently announced that he had turned down an extension of contract offered by the Ireland Hockey Association.

There were also efforts to woo another Paul and ironically the team was once coached by Paul Lissek.

It is learnt that Revington will be in Ipoh during the Azlan Shah Cup to discuss terms with the National Sports Council.

The MHC had also received applications from the Dutch duo of Jans Floris Bovelander and Jacques Brinkman.

Malaysia had foreign coaches in the past in the likes of Australia's Terry Walsh, Volker Knapp and Lissek.