The Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) has named a new coach for the national team, the association's official website and reports said.

"We have appointed Benny Dollo as the senior national team coach starting February 1, with a contract for two years," head of the national team council Rahim Soekasah said on the website.

Dollo, the former manager of Tangerang Football Club, beat Sriwijaya FC's coach Rahmad Dermawan to the post, it said.

"Both Dollo and Dermawan are two of Indonesia's best coaches today. They have comparable achievements, but Dollo has more experience and he's currently not contracted by any club," said council member Iswadi Idris.

However, the 57-year-old seasoned coach is well known for his bad temper and has walked out on clubs several times.

"We have warned him to not bring along his old habit of leaving his job in the middle of managing a club. Otherwise we wouldn't be able to work together," said Idris.

Dollo said he was ready to accept the position.

"What's important is national team players qualify to meet standard physical fitness requirements," he said on the PSSI website.

Dollo replaces Bulgarian Ivan Kolev, who only held the position for a year, after his failure to get the side into the SEA Games final.

Kolev blamed a shortage of top-quality strikers and inadequate preparation for his team's failure to make even the semi-finals of the competition.