Palami mulls over ‘another role’ in PH football after Azkals’ historic win

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami couldn’t be any happier for the team after its 2-1 victory against Tajikistan on Tuesday to qualify for its first ever 2019 AFC Asian Cup.But just as the country reached its highest point to date, the amiable executive hinted that he might be looking for another role elsewhere in the Philippine football landscape.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Azkals coach Dooley: ‘This is the best team that we had’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Sometimes you look at your bank account, you just think if it’s all worth it. These are the kinds of moments that makes everything worth it.”With his sacrifice finally paying off, Palami believes the best move for him now is to step away from the seniors’ team and put his focus somewhere else.“I think after being with this team from 2010 to 2018, to now to the 2019 Asian Cup, I have to evaluate as well my role in Philippine football,” he said, clarifying that he hasn’t put too much thought on his next move just yet.“Maybe, it will be in the grassroots. I don’t know. I have to think about that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think after getting the team to the Asian Cup, I have to look at maybe another role for me in Philippine football,” he bared.“My children are already telling me that I won’t have any inheritance for them,” he joked. “But it’s been a long journey and it’s a happy culmination for all those heartaches.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPalami has been the national football team’s chief backer since 2010, when it burst into public consciousness after its historic win over Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup dubbed as the “Miracle of Hanoi.”From there, he has overseen the squad’s development for the better part of the last decade, from changing coaches to recruiting new faces as they proudly hoisted the Philippine flag in the international stage whenever they took the pitch. View comments And for the Azkals to finally reach the Asian Cup, the 47-year-old Tacloban native said that all of those hard days and sleepless nights are all worth it.“Through all those heartaches, those the dark ages where we couldn’t been anything to finally here, I’m just thankful,” he said, recounting the days when Azkals had little to no expectations behind them and just wanted to represent the country at the best they could.“We were just trying. I think that says it all. We’ve been through a lot, especially for me, we’ve seen players come and go, I’ve seen coaches come and go. We’ve not always been successful, but to make it to the bigger stage, after all those heartaches, it feels great. It’s a feeling that can’t be described,” he said..@dscpalami: We’ve not always been successful, but to make it to the bigger stage, masaya. #AFCAsianCup2019— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 27, 2018ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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