Football Head Coach: Bruzon replaces Jamie Day for ‘two months’
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) replaced head coach Jamie Day with Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon ahead of the upcoming SAFF Championship, scheduled to be held in the Maldives between October 1 to 16.
The decision was revealed to the media following a meeting of the National Teams Committee (NTC) held at the BFF headquarters yesterday.
"The meeting decided to release Jamie Day from his duty from the national football team for next three events for two months and appointed Bashundhara Kings' coach Oscar Bruzon as the interim coach," NTC chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed told the media after the meeting.
The decision came after most of the executive members of the federation had expressed their dissatisfaction over the team and the coach's performances in recent times.
Bruzon, who is currently the head coach of Bashundhara Kings, will be in charge for two months, overseeing the engagements at the SAFF Championship, the AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers in October and four-nation Invitational tournament in Sri Lanka in November.
BFF, however, mentioned that it is not relieving Day from his role entirely yet as the British coach still has a year to go on his contract.
"I think it is a bit unprofessional that I found out [about the decision] through the media," Day told The Daily Star when contacted.
Bruzon, meanwhile, said that he would speak to the media on Monday after the Kings' last match of the Bangladesh Premier League against Abahani.