NATIONS - Iraq : Dick Advocaat is no longer the coach

24.11.2021 13:35 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
NATIONS - Iraq : Dick Advocaat is no longer the coach
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Dick Advocaat and Iraq, it's already over. In office since this summer, the Dutchman (74) resigned on Tuesday, as announced by the Iraqi Federation (IFA).

This decision follows the disappointing results obtained by the selection during qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Currently fifth in his group in the Asia zone and almost out of the race to go to Qatar, Iraq will now be led by Montenegrin Zeljko Petrovic, the IFA said.

The Dutch coach "expressed his deep regret at the disappointing results obtained, and he personally, after having hoped that the national team would be immediately prepared in Doha, assured that he would continue to support the Iraqi teams, wishing them good luck. in all competitions and contests, and that he would provide free consultancy services if the team so wished, ” the Iraqi Federation statement said.