CTFA dismisses head coach Lancaster

LOSING RECORD: The Englishman was unable to secure a victory or even points in World Cup qualifiers, as Taiwan lost five Group B matches by an aggregate of 25-2

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) yesterday announced that Louis Lancaster has been dismissed as head coach of the men’s national team due to recent losses in FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Association executives reached the decision after meetings yesterday and assessing the team’s overall record for this year, and made it official in a statement saying that Lancaster’s contract would be terminated at the end of this month.

The Englishman had been under severe pressure to lead the team to victory or even obtain points in the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but Taiwan suffered five consecutive defeats in their Group B games since September.

The slide began with a 2-1 defeat to Jordan on Sept. 2 at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, followed five days later by a 2-0 loss to Nepal, also at home, which most fans and pundits believed should have been a victory, based on Taiwan’s higher ranking.    [FULL  STORY]

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