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Tunisia coach Leekens terminates contract

Posted on June 28, 2015


coach  terminated his contract on Saturday, thus ending his spell at the North African nation.

The former Belgium manager was appointed as coach of the Carthage Eagles in March 2014, achieving qualification to the 2015 African Cup of Nations in the process, where the side were controversially eliminated by hosts Equatorial Guinea, as well as defeating Egypt twice in the qualification phase.

The Tunisian football federation (FTF) released a statement regarding the surprise occurrence, assuring that there will be no compensation in place for any of the parties.

“We have decided (on) an amicable separation between the two parties without any payment on the part of FTF or George Leekens,” it read.

Leekens’ contract was supposed to run until March 2016, having led the side to an 8-1 thrashing of Djibouti in their opening 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier two weeks ago.

It is also worth mentioning that the FTF have announced that the upcoming Tunisia coach will be a foreigner.


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