They set pulses racing among football-crazy Singaporeans when they played together for the country, a dream attacking combination capable of unsettling many defences on the continent.
Now, there is a possibility Fandi Ahmad and V Sundramoorthy, two of Singapore’s all-time greats, could lead the national team as co-coaches.
Current Singapore coach Bernd Stange’s contract is understood to be up at the end of September and the two local coaches are among the front-runners to take over, should the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) choose not to extend the German’s tenure.
Sundram and Fandi both have expressed their desire to take on the national job, but the prospect of the duo handling the role together is an intriguing one.
Most football brains The New Paper spoke to, however, don’t seem convinced a co-coaching system will work.