March 27, 2023
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Several managers have either resigned or been fired as a result of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 exits.

The 32-team FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 finished on December 18 after starting on November 20. As a result, after exiting the tournament, several head coaches or managers either got the boot or quit.

Here is a list of managers who have been relieved of their duties after the FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign:
1. Tite – Brazil

After losing to Croatia in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals, Brazil’s head coach Tite resigned from his position.

“End of cycle” said Tite in the post match press conference at the Education City Stadium.

In 2016, the 61-year-old took charge of Selecao, and in 2019, he won the Copa America. However, Brazil has consistently fallen short in the quarterfinals, most notably to Belgium at the 2018 World Cup.

Brazil scored 172 goals in 81 matches under Tite’s leadership, winning 60 and losing just six.

2. Luis Enrique – Spain

Head coach Luis Enrique quit the Spanish side after Spain’s elimination from the tournament in the round of 16, which followed a defeat to Morocco on penalties.

“The RFEF energetically wishes Luis Enrique and his team the best of luck in their future professional projects. The coach earns the love and admiration of his collaborators in the national team and of the entire federation, which will always be his home,” the official statement from the Spanish football federation read.

Under Enrique, Spain reached the semifinal of the European Championship last year.

3. Gerardo Tata Martino – Mexico

Tata Martino, the head coach of Mexico, acknowledged full responsibility for the team’s World Cup group stage exit and, as a result, chose not to extend his contract with the federation (FMF).

Mexico was eliminated from the World Cup after placing third behind Poland, despite defeating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their last group-stage match. This was due to Mexico’s failure to score in their opening two Group C matches, which included a scoreless tie with Poland and a 2-0 loss to Argentina.

“I am responsible for this disappointment. It is a great sadness and I assume all the responsibility of this huge failure,” said Martino.

4. Paulo Bento- South Korea

Paulo Bento resigned as South Korea’s coach after his team lost 4-1 to Brazil in the round of 16 match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Monday at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Bento made the statement that he will not request a contract extension with the Korea Football Association, the organization that oversees South Korean football, at the post-game press conference.

“Now I need to think about the future, but I will not be with the Korea team. I am going to rest and then see,” said the 53-year-old Portuguese coach, who also managed Portugal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“I have just told the players and the president of the national federation. This is a decision which I took in September. It was set in stone and today I confirmed it. I have to thank them and am very proud to have been their manager,” added Bento.

After South Korea’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup in Russia’s group stage, Bento replaced former coach Shin Tae-yong as the team’s head coach in August 2018. He guided South Korea to its first knockout phase since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where they beat Portugal in their last group match to advance.

5. Otto Addo – Ghana

The inexperienced 47-year-old, a former Ghana international who was born in Germany and played for the Black Stars in their first World Cup finals appearance in 2006, had been a surprise appointment, parachuted in between Ghana’s ignominious exit at the January Africa Cup of Nations finals and their March World Cup qualifying playoff tie against Nigeria.

I said before, it was clear I would stop after the World Cup. At the moment, me and my family see our future in Germany, I like my role at Dortmund,” Addo said after Ghana exited the tournament following a 2-0 loss to Uruguay at the Al Janoub Stadium.

Addo works as “talent coach” at the Bundesliga club, where he previously played.

“I said I would resign after the World Cup even if we were world champions,” he added.

6. Roberto Martinez – Belgium

Martinez stepped aside after the Red Devils failed to go past the group stage with Belgium’s golden generation.

7. Netherlands: Louis van Gaal

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has said this bout as manager of the national team – his third – would be his final. The announcement came after The Netherlands lost to Argentina in their quarterfinal match, a raucous 2-2 nailbiter that saw the Dutch team come back from the brink to lose 3-4 on penalty kicks.

A coaching stalwart in European club football, van Gaal has become known for his – at times controversial – strategic decisions. Before his final World Cup match he batted away criticism that his team’s restrained play made for “boring” football, citing their success in topping their group stage and beating the USA handily in the Round of 16.


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