Germany’s Franco Foda, 55, who has been Austria coach since 2017, has announced that he will play his last game as national team coach next Tuesday, against Scotland, in a friendly match.
On the basis of this decision, the team failed to access the Qatar-2022 World Cup, after a defeat against Wales (1-2).
“I have thought a lot in the last few days and I take full responsibility for not being able to qualify for the next World Cup. It was a dream we had. For this reason, I will no longer be the coach of this team after the match against Scotland. My successor can expect a team with an irreproachable character and with a lot of potential for development”, announced Franco Foda, in Vienna, this Monday, in a press conference before the match. with the Scots.
It is recalled that at the 2020 European Championship, Austria won the very first victory in a final phase of this competition, in addition to having passed the group stage for the first time.