The Indonesian Football Federation or PSSI, has taken a decision related to the future of the Spanish manager, Luis Milla, who has acted as a member of the Indonesian media, has become the talk of Indonesian media. Through the EXCO Meeting, finally PSSI decided to extend Luis Milla’s contract, with the closest targets being the AFF 2018 trophy and the 2019 SEA Games in Manilla.
As is known, Luis Milla has indeed been assigned by PSSI to handle the Indonesian National Team since 2017. The first competition to be held responsible is the 2018 Asian Games which take place in Indonesia. Of course, the main target is the champion, but the first target is to reach the final round.
Indonesia U-23 directed by Luis Milla, actually has performed well in the group phase, heroically winning over Hong Kong in the last game and finishing as the top of the final standings. Unfortunately, in the quarter-finals the Indonesian National Team was stopped by the United Arab Emirates after being defeated by a penalty shootout. Actually, in the party Lilipaly cs performed well, even two UAE goals were created through a penalty spot.
According to the initial agreement, the PSSI will not extend Milla’s contract if the Spanish coach fails to reach the target. No wonder if after the defeat of the UAE, then the issue of the dismissal of the former Real Madrid player came from the manager’s seat.
Then, Indonesian media discussed the pros and cons of Mila’s dismissal, but most of them supported the PSSI to keep the manager. And after the EXCO meeting, the Indonesian Football Association finally agreed to extend Luis Milla.
“At a senior age, it was talked about until we debated, to discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages. And, the PSSI chairman from the results of the session with Exco decided, Coach Luis Milla would still be given the trust to take care of senior age.”
“Especially for AFF to be held in November. So that we have Luis Milla’s contract back in a one-year contract period, of course the target must be a champion, not to be a champion, “said the Chairman of PSSI, Edy Rahmayadi.