Former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Queiroz has parted ways with Colombia just one year into his three-year contract.
QUIEROZ QUIT BAFANA BAFANA AHEAD OF 2002 SWC
Queiroz took over the South American side who are currently ranked 15th in the latest FIFA world rankings in February last year after an impressive eight-year spell with the Iran national team.
Having resigned from Bafana Bafana after a fallout with the South African Football Association (SAFA) before the 2002 Soccer World Cup, Queiroz went on to coach at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.
After his stint in Manchester, Queiroz took over as head coach at Spanish giants Real Madrid in the 2003/04 season.
A return to Old Trafford followed after his sacking in Spain, where he spent another four seasons as Ferguson’s assistant before the Portugal national team came calling in 2008 where he then led them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
QUEIROZ LOST 6-1 IN HIS FINAL MATCH
“The Colombian Soccer Federation and the technical director Carlos Queiroz agreed that the coach would not continue as head of the Colombian Senior Men’s National Team,” the FCF statement read.
“We wish Professor Carlos Queiroz and his team the best in their future career plans.”
Queiroz, 67, leaves the job in the wake of a 3-0 home loss to Uruguay and a 6-1 rout in Ecuador, Colombia’s worst defeat in four decades.
Queiroz coached Bafana Bafana from October 2000 to March 2002.
In total he oversaw 24 matches, of which Bafana won 10, lost 8 and drew 6.