Maatouq Named Head Coach of Syria Football Team
- February, 10, 2022 - 15:57
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian Football Federation announced the appointment of Ghassan Maatouq as head coach of the national team.
He replaced Romanian Valeriu Tita who was sacked following poor results in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
"The interim committee of the Syrian Arab Football Federation has decided to name Ghassan Maatouq as the coach of the team. This is in preparation for the next two games of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Lebanon and Iraq on the 24 and 29 of March," it reads.
Tita lost his job after only three months in charge because of his failure to keep Syria in qualification race. It suffered losses against the UAE and South Korea and officially bid farewell to the World Cup qualifiers.