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STOKE CITY APPOINTED SHAHIR AS THEIR NEW MANAGER
Ahmad Shahir was appointed the new manager of STOKE CITY of September 8 2009 following the departure of previous manager Gary McAllister.
The 15-year-old joined the club after a six-year stint at Kelantan F.C, first as a player then as manager, during which he guided the Seasiders to their highest league placing for over 40 years.
The Malaysian enjoyed a 3-year playing career that saw him make over 80 career appearances.
Shahir started his career at Kelantan as an apprentice and made a handful of senior appearances for the club, including one at Wembley in the Mercantile Credit Centenary Tournament, before joining Manchester United on 2000.
His playing career ended after a century of appearances for Manchester United when, after a successful spell as player-caretaker manager he was handed the managerial job on a permanent basis in the summer of 2009.