The Portuguese Carlos Queiroz is no longer the coach of Colombia, announced the Colombian Football Federation (FCF), after the defeats against Uruguay and Ecuador in the qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
The FCF “and the technical director Carlos Queiroz agreed with the coach not to continue leading the national team”, can be read in the statement dated Tuesday
“For FCF, it was a pride to have him for almost two years, in which he gave us with all his work capacity, knowledge and experience”, points out the federation in the note.
“The contribution you leave us will serve to continue the development of the projects that are being carried out with all the teams in our country”, he adds.
Queiroz, 67, former 67-year-old coach of Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team, who took office in February 2019, leaves after two heavy losses against Uruguay (0-3) at home and then in Ecuador (6 -1), the worst defeat in four decades for Colombia.
In addition to Real Madrid (2003-2004) and the Portuguese team (1991-1993 and 2008-2010), Queiroz was an assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United (2002-2003 and 2004-2008) and also coached Sporting (1993-1996 ), the United Arab Emirates (1997-1999) and South Africa (2000-2002).
Colombia has not yet announced the successor to Carlos Queiroz.