Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Malawi: HIV-infected man paid to have sex with girls arrested

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Meet Omar, the 10-year-old chef who became a social media star

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gigantic snails are a delicacy in Ivory Coast

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Olympic refugee team goes for gold

Read more

FOCUS

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Read more

ENCORE!

Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Norway will 'move mountains' for Nordic neighbour Finland

Read more

Austria's national coach steps down

Latest update : 2009-03-03

Karel Bruckner, the Czech coach of the Austrian national team, has resigned. Officially, the decision was mutual, but the Austrian football federation's new president, Leo Windtner, had expressed disappointment with Bruckner's performance.

AFP - Karel Bruckner has left his position as coach of the Austrian national team, the Austrian football federation (OFB) announced on Monday.
  
In an official statement, the OFB said that a mutual decision had been taken by Bruckner and the OFB following a telephone interview between the Czech coach and newly-appointed OFB president Leo Windtner.
  
Windtner, disappointed by Austria's stuttering World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign, hinted before he assumed his new role on Saturday that he was prepared to part company with Brucker, 68, if he was not convinced by his plans for the national side.
  
Austria have picked up just one point since a surprise 3-1 victory over France in their World Cup qualifying Group Seven opener and are currently fourth in the group.
  
Their last match was a 2-0 friendly defeat to Sweden.
  
Bruckner took over as Austria coach in July 2008 after leading his native Czech Republic to a group-stage exit at Euro 2008.

Date created : 2009-03-02

COMMENT(S)