English-born Australian tactician Andrew Ord has left the job of Bangladesh football team head coach after "mutual agreement" with the Bangladesh Football Federation. Ord has reportedly resigned due to "family reasons" with two months left in his contract.
The country's football governing body will soon begin its search for Ord's replacement. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag informed Dhaka Tribune Wednesday that a final decision regarding the vacant post of Bangladesh head coach will be made in the national team management committee meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at BFF House in Dhaka.
"It came through mutual agreement," said Shohag before adding, "He still has two months left in his contract. He approached us two-three days ago that he can't continue due to family reasons. We agreed and terminated the contract on mutual understanding."
The news of Ord's departure spread after a Thai newspaper Tuesday reported that the 38-year old has agreed to join Thailand League 1 outfit Air Force United Football Club as the temporary head coach for five matches. It should be mentioned that Bangladesh team stayed in Thailand for a week in March to play a couple of warm-ups against two Thai top-flight clubs.
Since joining the national team in June last year, Ord had to wait around 10 months to make his debut as Bangladesh head coach. The men in red and green drew 2-2 with Laos on March 27 in Ord's first game with Bangladesh. His one-year contract was supposed to expire on June 6 this year.