Sultan Ibrahim wants TMJ to continue leading JDT and raise the standard of football at the national and international levels.
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Johor Sultan, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has decreed for Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, popularly known as TMJ, to continue leading the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club.
In a separate statement issued yesterday, Sultan Ibrahim said that the Johor regent should “continue leading and managing the JDT football team to raise the standard of football at the national and international levels”.
TMJ, who had been appointed as the Johor regent for the second time beginning yesterday, had previously announced that he is taking a step back from managing JDT due to other responsibilities and commitments.
TMJ took over JDT in 2012 and has been credited with transforming JDT into a powerhouse in the Malaysian football scene, winning the Malaysian Super League (MSL) title for an unprecedented eight seasons in a row since 2014.
JDT also charted history this season by becoming the first Malaysian team to reach the last 16 of the Asian Champions League (ACL).
Sultan Ibrahim had yesterday said that he will be taking a break from his royal duties and appointed his son Crown Prince Tunku Ismail as regent.