Henri Michel has been fired as coach of Morocco after their failure to reach the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.
“Due to a lack of results and because of his behaviour at a press conference held on January 31 when the national team returned from Ghana, Henri Michel’s contract has been terminated,” said a source from the Moroccan football federation (FRMF).
Morocco were kncoked out after losing to the hosts Ghana and Guinea, only managing to beat unfancied Namibia.
On January 31 Michel vowed to stay in the job in a bid to take Morocco to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“I have a contract until 2010 to get Morocco to the World Cup finals,” said the Frenchman.
“Moroccan clubs have to agree that the priority is training. We have to have players who can measure up to foreign players,” said Michel, who lamented the lack of international class players in the side.