Yesterday, the Football Association announced that it signed a contract with Serbian coach Ivan Jovanovic to take over the leadership of the first national team during the next stage, succeeding Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.
A press statement issued by the Football Association said: "The National Football Association and Technical Affairs Committee completed the procedures of contracting with Ivan Jovanovic within a week, as directed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, Chairman of the Transitional Committee."
The national team is preparing to complete the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in March, when it will face Malaysia in the country on March 26, and Indonesia away from home on the 31st of the same month, while facing Thailand and Vietnam at home on 4 and 9 June. Next.
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Transitional Committee of the Emirates Football Association, said: “White is one of the committee’s top priorities, because the goal is to compete for one of the cards that qualify for the decisive stage of the qualifiers and reach the World Cup 2022,” confirming his confidence in the ability of the players to rise again and return For the road to victories.
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi confirmed that: “The selection of the coach came after a series of continuous meetings of the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee that studied a number of CVs for coaches to oversee the training tasks of Al-Abyad, as the choice was made on Ivan Jovanovic due to the distinctive characteristics of his biography that fit the criteria. The committee established by the national teams, the most important of which is his ambition to achieve the achievements and his full knowledge of the Emirati football.
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi added: “The current stage requires all efforts from sporting organizations, institutions, clubs, media and audiences to provide an appropriate environment for the national team to perform its tasks in the best way, because the stage requires working with the spirit of one team in order to achieve positive results in regional and continental forums. And international ».
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi expressed his optimism about the coming stage and the many initiatives that you will witness, such as the initiative of the Football Association retreat that aims to communicate with experts and listen to the opinions of decision-makers, athletes and media people and the involvement of community members who love the popular game in studying proposals and raising recommendations to develop the work of the Football Association In order to establish the appropriate foundations that help develop Emirati football.