The Omani Football Association canceled the services of Dutch national team coach Erwin Koman on Monday, after a disappointing exit from the Gulf Cup.
And the Sultanate of Oman entered the regional championship as title holder after she won the Gulf Cup under the leadership of the late Dutch coach Pim Verbeek early 2018 in Kuwait.
But Koman - who took over from his countryman Verbeek earlier this year - failed to lead the Oman national team to the knockout roles.
The Omani team bid farewell to the tournament, although it started the last round of the first round and is at the top of Group Two.
However, his loss against Saudi Arabia 1-3 and Bahrain's 4-2 victory over Kuwait ended their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.
"After the board discussed the recommendations of the technical committee, and evaluated the participation of the first national team in the Gulf Cup in Qatar, the council decided to release the coach of the Koman team from his position as of its date, while maintaining the auxiliary technical staff until a contract with a technical staff," the Omani Federation said in a statement on Twitter. New alien. "
Bahrain was crowned champion of the Gulf Cup after winning a clean goal over Saudi Arabia in the final match.
Oman is currently second in its group to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, as it is one point behind Qatar, the Asian Cup champion.
Irvine - the older brother of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman - took charge in February, succeeding Verbeek, who resigned after leaving the AFC Asian Cup final early this year.
Lekmann, 58, has already coached Hungary, as well as Feyenoord, Eindhoven, Utrecht and Valvik, in his home country, Netherlands.