21 December 2015
It was a fine sunny afternoon in december, i just finish repairing my car when my agent show up at my front door.
He said that Persib Bandung are interested to sign me as they coach, and also i can apply for coaching possition in Indonesia National team as they need a new coach to upgrading their FIFA ranking position this year.
He also said that i need to give my decision for coaching persib at 20:00 as we will go to charity event held by Persib Foundation.
without much thinking i grab my coat and go to the gala with my agent.
we arrive around 19:30 and the event already start.
we find the chairman of persib and we discuss my contract at persib and many other thing, until we came up with an agreement.
26 December 2015
Today i will began my career as Persib Bandung Head coach, with the high expectation in my shoulder i go to see my player as they already doing some ligth training in the field.
I gather them all and i introduce my self, also i say my goal for this season and my plan on achieving them. All Player look agree with me and we begin the new era of football at Persib Bandung.
Persib is one of the top club in Indonesia. Located in the capitol city of West Java province, persib have a nick name Maung Bandung and the suppoerter called bobotoh and viking. Persib have one big rival Persija Jakarta and every match is matter of live and dead for them.
Persib hombase is at Jalak Harupat Stadium. with several key player like Vladimir Vujovic, Diogo ferreira, rudolf basna, sergio van dijk, and made wirawan.
1 January 2016
After a week in this club i get call from PSSI and says that i will take charge at National team of Indonesia. I say i want that post as long i can keep my role at persib, and they say i can keep both jobs as long as i can maintence a good work.
So i off to PSSI HQ and sign my contract there.
10 January 2016
After 2 weeks at Persib i do alot of change here. First i hire a new General Manager to help me building the team, next i hire few scout to upgrade my scouting range and few more staff for the first team resever and youth team. After my coaching staff complete i manage to strenghten my squad.
Mostly the player i sign is from free tranfers but with a good quality to help me achive my goal. With base formation of 4-2-2-2 and 4-2-4 i managed to sign bunch of attacking midfielder both left and right. And also i manage to sign some defender and couple striker. With ACL second preliminary round at 2nd February i hope this squad can get me to the next round
Also i released some of my player who i don't see any future in in my plan.
31 January 2016
It's been a month i take charge at Persib, now my squad are complete and i ready to take Suphanburi on my second preliminary round of ACL two days from now. I consulted with my coaching staff and we decide we will use 4-2-4 formation this time.
2 February 2016
It's a match day, we ready to beat them and we will i said in the dressing room. All player seem focus and we go out with much energy to burn.
The match played well for us they score first at the 27th minute and lead the way to the second half but my player is not giving up . Kim Kurniawan scored twice in the 45 minute and 58 minute to seal the deal bring persib a victory at my debut as head coach for Persib.
This mean wi will facing Osaka AC next week at playoff to take our chance playing in ACL.
9 February 2016
It's playoff night. With our win at thailand over Supanburi we go to Japan to face Osaka AC. We played well in the fisrt half, we can manage to stop their attack. Also in second half we manage to take control of the game. Unfortunatly they manage to steal a goal in the 73 minute and it take my team in great frustation.
we try to score in the remaining minute but we fail. at the end they send us out from ACL and send us to Confederation Cup.