Croatian Zdravko Logarusic on Sunday turned the second teaching casualty of 2022 World Cup group-phase qualifying in Africa when he was fired by Zimbabwe.
The 55-year-old paid the worth for the Warriors’ poor begin in Group G this month with a 0-0 residence draw in opposition to South Africa adopted by a 1-0 away loss to Ethiopia, leaving them backside of the desk.
A nationwide soccer affiliation assertion stated “it would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with senior team coach Zdravko Logarusic”.
His exit follows that of Hossam el Badry, who was axed as coach of Egypt and changed by former Real Madrid supervisor and Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz.
Criticism of Logarusic had grown since final January when Zimbabwe have been overwhelmed by hosts Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mali to make a humiliating early exit from the African Nations Championship.
Logarusic was employed by Zimbabwe final 12 months having taken outsiders Sudan to the 2018 semi-finals of the African Nations Championship, a two-yearly competitors for footballers taking part in of their nation of delivery.
Before transferring to Sudan, the Croatian labored with golf equipment in his homeland, Germany, Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Angola.
His three Zimbabwean assistants, Lloyd Chitembwe, Tonderai Ndiraya and former nationwide staff star Benjamin ‘Benjani’ Mwaruwari, have additionally been fired.
Zimbabwe play Ghana twice in October and South Africa and Ethiopia the next month in different World Cup qualifiers.
They then put together for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations from January 9 in Cameroon, going through Senegal, Guinea and Malawi in Group B.