Malta Football Association sacks Tom Saintfiet

The Malta Football Association announced that it had decided to relieve Tom Saintfiet of his duties as coach of the Malta national team.

This followed a news report by BBC Sport on Monday that Saintfiet was among 77 applicants for Cameroon’s vacant managerial post.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, Saintfiet denied that he had applied for the Cameroon job.

Saintfiet who had joined Malta in October, leading the team to three defeats against Estonia in November, Luxembourg and Finland in March in three friendly matches.

Malta is now due to play three friendly matches against Armenia, Moldova and Georgia in May/June.

The Malta FA statement said:

Reference is made to local and international media reports mentioning Mr Tom Saintfiet as one of the candidates who applied for the post of coach of another national team.

Malta Football Association officials have today met Mr Saintfiet to discuss the matter and to request the necessary reassurances.

Following a thorough analysis of the situation, a decision has been taken to relieve Mr Saintfiet of his duties as National Team Coach.

To this end, the Malta Football Association communicates that the employment contract of Mr Saintfiet has been terminated with immediate effect.

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