The Chinese Football Federation will end colaboration with coach Jose Antonio Camacho as a result of defeat in a friendly match with Thailand, score 1-5, announced on Saturday the state television from China.
“Last night, the Chinese Federation and Camacho discussed about the ending of the contract. Camacho has given his consent, but the two sides have to negotiate the details of the departure,” said in a announcement the national television of China CCTV.
The fans of the China team demanded the dismissal of the 58 years old tactician, extremely unpopular in China since signed in 2011 a contract for 8 million dollars per year, an amount considered by many too big for a coach.
According to CCTV, China Federation must pay 7 million euros to Camacho if they want to dismiss him. This will not be very easy for the Chinese, but the coach made his homework when signed the contract and now may profit from this misunderstanding.
With Jose Antonio Camacho on the bench, China’s national team has won seven of 20 matches they have played so far, lost 11 games and drew twice.