K. Rajagopal, (or fullname Rajgobal a/l Krishnasamy) (born July 10, 1956) is a Malaysian football manager and former professional player. He is currently the coach of Malaysia and the Under-23 Malaysia.
He was made the national coach for the young Malaysia U-20 team from 2004 until 2006; and the Malaysian U-19 (known as Harimau Muda A) in 2007 to 2009. Under his guidance, Harimau Muda A became the Premier League champion in 2009. Currently he is the head coach for both the Malaysian national and the Malaysian U-23 squad.
Rajagopal is a former national striker, with 20 international caps between 1980 and 1983, he took over the senior coaching job in July 2009.
Rajagopal is best-known for guiding Malaysia's Under-23 side to its first gold medal in 20 years at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in Laos where the team defeated Vietnam 1-0 in the final on December 17 after earlier knocking out 8-time defending champions, Thailand, in the group stage. After the victory, Rajagopal earned the nickname "King Raja". In July 2009, Rajagopal coached Malaysia in two games against the visiting English champions, Manchester United FC, losing in both matches 2–3 and 0–2.
NOW WHEN RAJAGOPPAL BEAT GARUDA..HE BECAME THE KING OF ASEAN FOOTBALL