The defeat (2-1) against Belarus was too many for the former 1984 European champion with the Blues.
Frenchman Alain Giresse has been sacked as coach of the Kosovo national team the day after the defeat (2-1) conceded to Belarus, the Kosovo Federation (KFF) announced on Tuesday. “By mutual agreement with coach Alain Giresse, it has been decided to end the cooperation,” KFF said in a statement.
This decision comes as the selection has not won a single one of its four matches since the start of qualifying for Euro-2024. Kosovo is currently penultimate in Group I which includes, in addition to Belarus, Switzerland, Romania, Israel and Andorra.
Before taking charge of the Kosovo team, Giresse, 70, previously coached Tunisia, Mali, Senegal, Gabon and Georgia. He had succeeded the Swiss Bernard Challandes, sacked at the end of 2021 after a disastrous campaign during the World Cup qualifiers. Kosovo became a member of UEFA and Fifa in 2016, eight years after declaring independence from Serbia.