Franco Foda announced on a ÖFB press conference that he will no longer continue his activities as a team boss of the Austrian national team. The contract of the coach, which expires at the end of March, will not be extended.

“I’ve done a lot of thought in the last few days after the game, which was logical after we did not qualify for the World Cup. I take full responsibility, so my coherence activity is finished after tomorrow’s game,” says Foda. And on, “I thought about why we were so changeable in the achievements, and last end of yesterday evening (_zum with resignation, _anm. D. Red.) _ Decided,” said.

Franco Foda nach der Nations-League-Auslosung

The 55-year-old would therefore have been “still the possibility of a contract extension,” but that suggested “resting rest in the current situation”. Foda has already informed the team about his farewell before the PK: “It was very emotional,” said the German.

FODA took over the national team in October 2017 and was able to retract 27 victories and 5 draws in 47 lots – the opposite 15 defeats. As the greatest success, participation in the European Championship 2020, where the national team struggled to the secondary finals, before the later winner Italy was narrowed.

Arnautovic leaves future open

Also Marko Arnautovic regrets the departure: “It was a great time with him, and we will certainly stay in touch.” Nevertheless, he looks positively in the future: “It will be even better with the young players coming to come.” How long “Arnie” will be there is still unclear. On demand, the striker said he leaves his future with ÖFB “still open.”

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