KEN SHELLITO, Selangor's director of coaching, is being sought by several
States for the inaugural Malaysian League next season.
Shellito, 53, whose contract with Selangor runs until May, confirmed
several States have indicated interest in him but nothing has been
"I am interested in coaching in the M-League but first I will have to
find out if the FA of Selangor are renewing my contract as director of
coaching," said Shellito, who played several matches for England in the
60s but failed to make the 1966 World Cup team after suffering a serious
knee injury three months before the tournament.
"Although I enjoy working on the development side, I feel I can
contribute to both the M-League and development," said Shellito.
Shellito, however, refused to reveal the States interested in him
because there have been just "casual talks" so far.
Shellito came to Selangor in 1992 when former Selangor manager-coach
Mazlan Harun hired him as director of coaching.
But towards the end of the season, Mazlan was relieved of his post.
Shellito was tipped to coach Selangor this season but German Bernd
Schumm was signed on for two seasons.
Shellito has been active in Selangors development programme and has also
been active as adviser to youth teams in the State.
He has been conducting coaching clinics at the districts.
Shellito managed Chelsea from 1977-80 and later, Queen's Park Rangers
and Crystal Palace.
He was also in charge of development for the Southern part of Coventry
and was in Singapore for a year with a private company specialising in
It is not surprising that States are interested in Shellito because the
trend is to hire coaches familar with Malaysian soccer.
Other foreign coaches available are Milous Kvacek (former Kedah, KL,
Singapore and Perak), Michael Urukalo (Johor), Josef Herel (Negri
Sembilan), Ken Worden (Selangor and national) and Ken Morten (Police).
Former national coach, Chow Kwai Lam, has also has been linked with
Among the States looking for coaches are Perak, Penang, Perlis, Pahang