Noor Ali has been the head coach of Geylang International Football Club since June 2017. In just half a season in charge, Ali guided the Eagles to a first top-four finish in 14 years. Ali went on a one-year attachment with J-League side Matsumoto Yamaga, an affiliate club of GIFC in 2018. He earned the distinction of becoming the first Singaporean to coach a Japanese club and guided their B team to the Japan FA’s Under-18 Football League Nagano prefecture title. As part of his coaching philosophy, Ali has instilled a winning mentality and cohesive spirit within the team.