‘Decision hit me hard’ – Unlucky international manager considers retirement after being sacked before THREE World Cups

VAHID HALILHODZIC has been sacked after qualifying for a World Cup AGAIN!

The Bosnian was dismissed from both Ivory Coast and Japan before the 2010 and 2018 World Cups respectively, and Morocco have followed suit ahead of Qatar 2022.

AFP or licensorsMorocco became the third team to sack Vahid Halilhodzic before a World Cup[/caption]

In a emotional interview with Bosnian news outlet, N1, Halilhodzic revealed ” [The decision to sack him before the world cup] affected me quite a bit, I’m even thinking about ending my career in a bit of a weird way.

“That’s life, I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but it was too much. I think I’d say thank you. for football.”

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation sacked Halilhodzic last month suggesting, in a statement, he was let go as a result of “different and divergent visions.”

The former Paris Saint Germain manager had a reported bust up with both Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui with the former announcing his, now rescinded, international retirement in February.

It was reported that Halilhodzic’s anger was due to concerns he had of Ziyech faking injuries.

The RMFF president said, as reported by Dutch outlet NU “There are problems that need to be solved.

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“We will do so in order for Ziyech and Mazraoui to return to the national team.”

New manager Walid Regragui has succeeded Halilhodzic as Moroccan manager and was has wasted little time in recalling the Chelsea winger.

The 29-year-old could make his first appearance in seven months against Chile.

The bullish Bosnian, Halilhodzic, in his sole appearance at the tournament, achieve success with Algeria after leading them to their fourth World Cup in 32 years.


The Brazil World Cup in 2014, saw Halilhodzic’s side proceed through the group stages for the first time in Algeria’s history.

Despite exiting to eventual winners Germany in a 2-1 extra time defeat, the tournament is regarded by some to be Algeria’s biggest success in history.

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