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Toshack quits as Macedonia coach

Welshman unwilling to meet demands of nation’s FA boss

  • Reuters
  • Published: 14:30 August 14, 2012
  • Gulf News

Skopje: Macedonia and their Welsh manager John Toshack parted company by mutual consent on Monday after the former Liverpool striker failed to comply with the demands of the Balkan country’s new FA chief Ilco Gjorgjioski, officials said.

The Macedonian Football Federation (FFM) and Gjorgjioski, who took over last month, had asked the 63-year old Toshack to live in the country and follow the progress of the country’s players at senior and youth level.

“I was ready to honour the agreement I signed with the previous leadership when I took over 12 months ago,” Toshack told a news conference in Skopje.

“I understand the new president’s position and requirements but I can’t accept them and I wish him and the team the best of luck and success in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.”

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