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Amir Abdou Resigns As Coach Of Comoros’ Coelacanths

Amir Abdou has resigned from his position as Comoros national team head coach, according to reports.

The Franco-Comorian resolved a week of rumours on Thursday evening, without revealing the reasons of quitting the national team.

In a statement, Abdou thanked the Comorian people for their support through the eight years that he had been in charge.

“These eight years will remain forever engraved in my memory,” Abdou said in a statement announcing his intentions.

“Eight years of hard work, eight years marked by doubts, joys, disappointments, fatigue. Sometimes even annoyance, but in the end, I will only remember the positive events.

“Being a coach has been a big job. It has been a very exciting challenge and a great source of pride. I am very honoured to have had the chance to represent my own nation. It’s an indescribable feeling.

“I have decided to leave the position of coach after eight years because I think it is important not to fall into the trap of strict continuity. Sometimes you have to shake things up and dare to change to write new chapters.”

Abdou has reportedly been calling for better management on the part of the Comorian national football governing body.

He told the Comorian FA earlier that he could not accept the conditions he was being forced to work under.

The 49-year-old has recently been linked to a coaching position in Mauritania.

Abdou was appointed as Comoros national team head coach in January 2014 and his contract was due to expire on July 2022.

He will be remembered for leading the Coelacanths to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations were they were eliminated by hosts Cameroon in the Round of 16.

Reports recently emerged that Abdou would receive a payout from Comorian FA to step down as the national side’s coach, but the Scot insisted that he is not getting paid a cent to resign.




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