Malaysian team gives foreign coach extension

Steve Darby has had a two-year extension to his contract with Perak FA in the Malaysian Super League to the end of 2008. Darby is considered the most successful foreign coach in South East Asia with League and Cup wins in Malaysia and Singapore and a SEA Games Gold for Vietnam.

While Darby was still coaching S-League club, Home United, in 2005, ESPN Star Sport's Jason Dasey wrote: "They don't come any more international than football coach Steve Darby. He was born in England, matured in Australia and .... In between, he's coached in Bahrain, Vietnam, the UK and Malaysia ... You'd never guess that he's spent more than a quarter of a century making a living out of football around the world, marrying a former Miss Hanoi and picking up the Vietnamese and Malay languages ... with an astute football brain and good communication skills, he's enjoyed more than his fair share of success."