UAE revealed the reason for dismissing the coach without leading any match

Author: Nick Cassidy
18:00 | 08/04/2020

The UAEFA Vice President shared the reason for terminating the contract with coach Jovanovic who hasn’t led any match.

Yusuf Hussain Al Sahlawi is the Vice President of the UAE Football Federation and chair of the National Team Committee. He recently shared the reason UAEFA terminated his contract with coach Jovanovic.


"In the short time the UAE Football Federation did not have many options after the dismissal of coach Bert Van Marwijk, so we found coach Jovanovic as a temporary solution and the contract is only 6 months to help UAE complete the first phase of the World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

However, the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic caused tournaments and matches around the world to be postponed. When coach Jovanovic is out of contract, we decide to terminate the contract to find a new coach in the next stage hoping to bring success. "

Mr. Al Sahlawi, UAEFA Vice President
Mr. Al Sahlawi, UAEFA Vice President

The UAE is currently ranked fourth in Group G of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. They are required to win 12 points to get the chance to continue. Al Sahlawi affirmed that he would create the most favorable conditions to build a new coaching team with strong personality and towards the goals.

The UAE has now listed three candidates to replace Jovanovic, including quality names. Vietnam will travel to the UAE in the second leg. Vietnam won 1-0 over UAE on My Dinh stadium thanks to the goal of Tien Linh.

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