Home United head coach Aidil Sharin courted by MSL clubs
S.League powerhouses Home United might need to be on the lookout for a new coach for the 2018 season, with boss Aidil Sharin on the radar of three Malaysia Super League (MSL) clubs.
ESPN FC understands that the 40-year-old has been approached by Felda United, PKNS FC and Kelantan, after an impressive first full season in charge of the Protectors.
Under Aidil's tutelage, Home have morphed into an exciting outfit, with a stunning record of 96 goals in 40 matches.
They reached the ASEAN zonal final of the AFC Cup and secured a third-placed finish in the S.League, which guarantees them continental football for another term.
While the team will end the season without any silverware, their outstanding performances meant Aidil caught interest across the Causeway.
The former national player has already held discussions with Felda in Malaysia over the weekend, and will meet up with Kelantan's officials in Singapore later this week.
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A prospective deal would see him paid four times as much as his current salary at Home, with a couple of Home United players, and backroom staff, joining him at a new club.
Aidil acknowledged the interest coming from the MSL, but is keen to focus on finishing the season strongly with Home. They have a final S.League game away against Tampines Rovers, and a Singapore Cup third-place playoff against Hougang United.
"At the moment, I hope to finish the season on the high with Home United, with the remaining two games," he told ESPN FC.
"There is something special in Home United this season. Quality and youth, it's fantastic here in Home United this season. We went against all odds to reach the AFC Cup Zonal Final, we wanted to entertain the fans with free-flowing attacking football, and we did it.
"Playing from the back was our objective this season, we scored 96 goals in 40 games this season. It's a good achievement for every player in the squad."
Kenneth Tan is a Singapore-based football writer on S.League and AFC Cup for ESPN FC and FourFourTwo. Twitter: @KennerveT