Portuguese coach Eduardo Manuel Martinho Braganza de 'Nelo' Vingada has stepped down as head coach of Malaysia, announced the Malaysian FA (FAM) on Wednesday.

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In a brief statement published on the association's website, the 64-year old trainer explained that the decision was taken after a meeting with FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

"With this sense of responsibility, I hereby announce to relinquish my position as national head coach with immediate effect and the Tunku President himself has also accepted my decision," he stated.

Both his assistants, Joao Arnaldo Correia De Carvalho and Francisco Jose Bruto Da Costa, will also be leaving with him, he added.