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Bahrain may renew national team coach Soukup contract

Sun, 03 Feb 2019

THE Bahrain Football Association (BFA) last night announced it was open to offering national team coach Miroslav Soukup a new contract.

This was confirmed last night by BFA technical affairs department head Abed Al Ansari.

Soukup’s tenure managing the national side officially ended on Thursday, following the expiration of his contract. It remains possible, however, that the Czech tactician may be recalled to his post.

“Coach Soukup has completed his contract, but up to now, we do not know if there will be a new coach or if we will offer him a new contract,” Al Ansari told the GDN.

“The BFA Board will meet soon and maybe a decision will be made then.”

Al Ansari said BFA was “satisfied” with Soukup’s work over the past two-and-a-half years with the national team, particularly his job with Bahrain’s young internationals.

“He did a lot of good things for our national team,” Al Ansari added.

“We have very young players, with an average age of 23 and 24, and with them he formed a very competitive team.

“We are satisfied with his performance and we really appreciate everything he has done so far.

“Even in the Asian Cup which concluded on Friday, he achieved a good result with our team.”

Soukup officially signed on as Bahrain’s national team head coach in July 2016.

The 53-year-old also coached Yemen. Before that he had stints in Egypt coaching their under-20 national team in 2008 and 2009.

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