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PKR sack Prak Sovannara

PKR sack Prak Sovannara

Preah Khan Reach oust their technical adviser after Cup disappointment

WITH barely two weeks before the start of the 2010 Cambodian Premier League – now branded the Metfone Cambodian League – military police backed club Preah Khan Reach (PKR) have terminated their appointment of technical adviser Prak Sovannara. According to a club official who declined to give his name, the former national team handler has been shown the door due to his inability to lead the team to triumph in the recently concluded 2010 Samdech Hun Sen Cup.

“The management set a target for him to win the Hun Sen Cup after failing to win the league in 2009, but were disappointed that we ended up with a bronze medal,” the club official stated.

PKR under Prak Sovannara had led the pack for the majority of the 2009 domestic season, only to relinquish the summit to Phnom Penh Crown in the final rounds. However, due to the Super 4 post-season playoffs format introduced by the Cambodian Football Federation, the team ended the league in third place after losing to eventual runners up Khemera Keila in the semifinals, and then defeating Phnom Penh Crown in the third place final.

The source at PKR revealed the club is set to install a foreign coach for this year’s league competition. “[He] is expected in Cambodia this week,” the club official revealed without disclosing the identity.

This will be the second time in three years that the team, who are also known as PM after their affiliation with the military police, will employ a foreigner as coach. In 2008, Czech born tactician Niklas Deia steered PKR to fifth place in the league before Prak Sovannara took over for the 2009 season.

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