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Doha: QFA and Mr. Felix Sanchez have decided together not to extend into a new contract.

Mr. Sanchez has led the Qatar senior national team for the past 5.5 years, during one of the most successful eras of the Al Annabi.

After his contract finishes on December 31st, both coach Felix and the QFA have jointly decided this is a good moment to begin a new chapter.

The QFA will decide on the new head coach to lead the next phase of the national team shortly, but would like to express its most sincere gratitude to coach Felix in th words of QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani: “Felix has been not only our coach, but alsoour friend. The football family of Qatar will always be grateful for the success he has brought to Qatar football over the years. Coach Felix will always have a special place with us and we hope he always thinks of Qatar as his home”

Mr. Sanchez has expressed a desire to pursue new opportunities, while also showing gratitude for his years at the QFA: “The past 5.5 years with Qatar’s senior national team have been a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can only thank the QFA, Sheikh Hamad the president and the country’s leaders for the trust and support during a period in which we achieved a lot together. Qatar, its people and its football will always be in my heart. Now is a good time to let others take on the responsibility of the team and for me to explore new challenges”.

Source: Qatar Football Association