Jordan parts ways with coach Ammouta by mutual consent

Jordan parts ways with coach Ammouta by mutual consent

Jordan have parted ways with coach Hussein Ammouta by mutual consent after the Moroccan who guided them to their maiden Asian Cup final requested a contract termination, the country's football association (JFF) said on Saturday.

Ammouta, who was heavily criticised when they finished 2023 without a win in seven games, led an unheralded Jordan side to their first Asian Cup final earlier this year where they were looking to win their first major trophy but fell to hosts Qatar.

"The JFF appreciates the special circumstances that prevent coach Ammouta from continuing to lead the national team, and... has agreed to the coach's request to terminate the contract with him and his support staff by mutual consent," the JFF said.

"The JFF emphasises that the achievements achieved under Ammouta's leadership will always be appreciated by the Jordanian football family and the Jordanian fans."

The JFF did not elaborate on the circumstances of Ammouta's exit.

Under Ammouta, Jordan also topped their World Cup qualifying group ahead of Saudi Arabia to reach the third round, which also ensured their qualification for the 2027 Asian Cup.

The JFF also announced that Moroccan coach Jamal Sellami has been named the new technical director of the national team and will lead the squad in the World Cup qualifiers in September. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup. REUTERS

OTHER NEWS

59 minutes ago

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are thriving for Team USA, so what does that say about the Lakers?

59 minutes ago

Toxic Warning Issued to Americans Driving in Hot Weather

59 minutes ago

French Alps, Salt Lake City selected to host future Winter Olympics

59 minutes ago

How to watch the Paris Olympics and why the BBC is showing less live coverage

59 minutes ago

French sprinter Sounkamba Sylla says she's barred from the Olympic opening ceremony due to her hijab

59 minutes ago

Time Bandits, review: Horrible Histories meets Bill & Ted in superb family-friendly remake

59 minutes ago

Britain’s army chief warns UK must be ready for war in three years

59 minutes ago

Met Office Wednesday evening weather forecast 24/07/2024

59 minutes ago

The US men's basketball team arrives in France, with its Paris Olympics opener on Sunday

59 minutes ago

‘Stuff the Continent’: The Kent towns abandoned by Eurostar

59 minutes ago

Video: Jeopardy! viewers left tickled over host Ken Jennings' 'great delivery' of cheeky answer: 'He was trying to keep a straight face!'

59 minutes ago

Video: Bethenny Frankel enjoys fun night out with daughter Bryn Hoppy, 14, in Saint-Tropez... before taking a nasty fall that left both her knees bleeding

59 minutes ago

Why the Democratic party still wants to formally select a presidential nominee

59 minutes ago

Adam Pally & Steph Curry Comedy ‘Mr. Throwback’ Sets Premiere Date, Unveils Trailer

59 minutes ago

The Littlefield Company Inks Deal With Chad Gervich To Expand Unscripted Efforts Following ‘War Game’ Docu

59 minutes ago

Elon Musk Says It Was A “Fiction” That He Was Donating $45 Million A Month To Support Donald Trump

59 minutes ago

Grand Theatre in London, Ont. announces new executive director

59 minutes ago

Everything We Know About Superman & Lois Season 4

59 minutes ago

Bucs to wear 'creamsicle' uniforms vs. Falcons in Week 8

59 minutes ago

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan offered Bill Belichick assistant coaching job

59 minutes ago

Vikings bring back fan favorite DB Duke Shelley

59 minutes ago

These Effects Wizards Made ‘Twisters’ a Blast at 4D Showings

59 minutes ago

Steelers RB Najee Harris skips steps, reporters heading into training camp

59 minutes ago

LOOK: Amari Cooper and the Browns arrive back in Berea for start of training camp

59 minutes ago

Fresh Vegetables Sold at Walmart, Kroger Recalled in 18 States Due to Listeria

59 minutes ago

Lennie Briscoe's Character Arc in Law & Order, Explained

59 minutes ago

Patriots make five roster moves ahead of training camp

59 minutes ago

Conroy and Kennedy get Ireland off to winning start at the Olympics

59 minutes ago

WATCH: Zay Flowers creates a magical moment for group of young Ravens fans

59 minutes ago

Bengals' Tee Higgins explains decision to sign tag, avoid holdout: I want to 'win a Super Bowl' in 2024

59 minutes ago

Kaizer Chiefs: PSL rivals planning to raid Amakhosi for FIVE players

59 minutes ago

Where are they now? Rassie Erasmus’ first-ever Springboks matchday 23

59 minutes ago

People Want To Own The Name Tesla, Says RBC's Narayan

59 minutes ago

Trump Shares Letter From Palestinian Leader Abbas Ahead Of Meeting With Netanyahu

59 minutes ago

Ireland vs Zimbabwe LIVE: Cricket score and updates from Zimbabwe in Ireland 2024

59 minutes ago

Blitzboks make nightmare start at Olympics

59 minutes ago

James Carville suggests Kamala Harris is more vulnerable than happy Democrats think: 'Tough sledding ahead'

59 minutes ago

Ja'Marr Chase hates Patrick Mahomes so much he wouldn't even say his name on the NFL's top 100 list

59 minutes ago

Ireland make impressive start to Olympic Sevens campaign with deserved win over South Africa

59 minutes ago

Alouettes place Cody Fajardo on six-game injured list ahead of Riders meeting

ALONGWALKER VIETNAM: Kênh khám phá trải nghiệm của giới trẻ, thế giới du lịch ALONGWALKER INDONESIA: Saluran untuk mengeksplorasi pengalaman para pemuda global