The President of the Mauritanian Football federation has announce the termination of the country’s working relationship with French coach Coretin Martins.
This comes barely hours after Mauritania recorded a goalless draw at home against Tunisia in the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Mourabitounes of Mauritania have scored just a point in four outings in the ongoing qualifiers and sit bottom of Group B with no realistic chance of making it to the World Cup though they still have two games against third-placed Zambia and second-seeded Equatorial Guinea.
Corentin Martins has been at the head of this team from 2014. In seven years in charge, he helped the country reach their maiden African cup of Nations tournament in 2019 and the upcoming 2021 tournament scheduled for early next year in Cameroon.
52-year old Coretin Martins took charge of the Mauritania National selection in 66 games of which he won 22, played a tie in 15 and lost 28.
The country will have to immediately get a manager to finish the remaining two World Cup qualifiers games plus prepare for the AFCON in Cameroon set to get underway in under three months.