Bangladesh national football team coach Lodewijk de Kruif expressed his mixed feelings over his assignment-based deal with the Bangladesh Football Federation.
The two-year long contract between the Dutch coach and BFF expired in June 30 last year, but BFF continued their tie with the coach on assignment basis.‘Every single coach all over the world wishes to work under a long-term contract and I am not an exception,’ Kruif told New Age on Tuesday.
‘But I agreed the short-term deal considering BFF’s current financial dilemma.
‘I know the reality, so I think it will be risky for me to make a long-term contract with BFF in the present situation.’
Kruif admitted that the current policy of BFF appointing him in short-term basis also affected the national team.
‘We have got very little time for preparation and it is not my fault. I came here whenever BFF asked me,’ he said.
Under the new arrangement with Kruif, Bangladesh played in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup earlier this year and took part in two World Cup qualifying matches at home in June.
BFF vice-president Tabith Awal evaded the question about the matter.
‘We will speak about the issue after our home match against Jordan on September 8,’ said Tabith, who is also a member of BFF’s national team’s committee.
The current contract of Kruif will be completed after the Jordan match on September 8.
-With New Age input