In a release received journalist mentioned that Pikal contracted during one season (2011-12). According to Arema Media Officer, Sudarmaji, Pikal's name is also not free from Aremania who want a proposal from the coach that labeled national team.
Pikal himself admitted pleased to be joining the Arema. It is expressed when Arema Indonesia against Persekabpas Pasuruan, Wednesday afternoon, 23 November 2011.
"It's not secret anymore. Arema Indonesia is the biggest club in Indonesia, let alone supported fanatical supporters, Aremania. This is a top club in Indonesia."
However, Pikal added that preparations Arema still needs a lot of evaluation, given the ISL just around the corner. For that, the man who lived in Bali that claimed to have put together a program to accelerate the preparation of the team.
One of the short-term programs that do the TC will be held for three days next week in the City of Stone.
Pikal saying that the negotiation process is running. "Maybe tonight there was already a foregone conclusion. We are still in the process towards signing the contract," said Pikal.