Spanish coach Carlos Alos Ferrer on Tuesday, August 8, announced he is leaving his role as Rwanda coach.
Ferrer’s departure follows Rwanda’s failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Côte d’Ivoire in January 2024.
The Spanish gaffer took charge of Rwanda in March 2022, replacing Vincent Mashami. He later extended his stay at the hot seat in March on a two-year deal that would keep him at the helm until March 2025.
However, his poor run of results at the AFCON 2023 qualifiers didn’t go down well with his employers. A recent 2-0 shock defeat to Mozambique in Huye back in June ended the country’s qualification dream putting the coach’s future in jeopardy.
Just two weeks after hinting on Amavubi exit,
Spanish gaffer on Tuesday posted a farewell message on his official Instagram page confirming that he leaving the job.
“I want to wish FERWAFA (Amavubi )the very best for the future. The new members of board, the players, the staff and the supporters. I want to say thank you to you for given me the popper to work in this amazing country,”Ferrer said.
“We came to compete in the qualifiers for AFCON 2023, and now is time to start a new project for the new members of the federation and also for me is time to start a new project. I’m an Amavubi supporter from today and forever,”He added.
The FERWAFA remains calm about Ferrer’s s situation insisting that his request to leave has not been approved yet.
“He asked to leave but the federation has not responded to his request yet,”
“It’s not official yet, but it could be announced anytime,”An official of FERWAFA told Times Sport.
Ferrer was first appointed as Amavubi head coach in March 2022 after FERWAFA declined to extend the contract of Vincent Mashami.
Source: The New Times