nolando Posted June 30, 2004 Share Posted June 30, 2004 If he is gone this could be great for Canada. With out two biggest rivals in the next group having coaching drama, it's nice for us to be behind ours 100%. Honduras plead with Milutinovic not to quit TEGUCIGALPA, June 30 (Reuters) - Honduran football directors say they are trying to persuade their high profile national team coach Bora Milutinovic not to quit. The Serb, who boasts the unique record of coaching five different countries at five World Cups, is upset at fierce criticism and is currently in Mexico, where he lives. "I'm going to try to convince him that the atmosphere is appropriate, that the circumstances can change," Honduran Football Federation president Rafael Callejas told reporters. ADVERTISEMENT "But he's very sceptical. He believes that the football situation in Honduras is not favourable and he feels that it's beyond his control to change it." Honduras comfortably beat Netherlands Antilles 4-0 on Saturday to complete a 6-1 aggregate win and progress to the second stage of the marathon CONCACAF World Cup qualifying competition. But Milutinovic, who took over last year, is still under fire after the team crashed 4-0 to the United States in a friendly earlier this month. Milutinovic coached Mexico at the 1986 World Cup, Costa Rica in 1990, the United States in 1994, Nigeria in 1998 and China in 2002. Honduras qualified for the World Cup once in 1982. They missed out on the 2002 World Cup after losing at home to Trinidad and then going down 3-0 to Mexico in their final qualifiers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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