5/31/2017 7:59:11 AM

Rivera quits Qatar national team job

Rivera quits Qatar national team job

Valero Rivera, who coached Qatar to a silver medal at the 2015 World Championship in Doha, has reportedly resigned from his post.

Rivera has a contract until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the Qatar Handball Association (QHA) is insisting the Spaniard to stay.

Rivera did not reply to Doha Stadium Plus’ repeated queries.

The Barcelona legend, who took over Qatar’s reins in 2013, was initially handed a three-year contract. But after Qatar showed tremendous progress under him, the QHA extended his deal until 2020.

The exact reason behind the 64-year-old’s resignation is unknown, but it is learnt that he was unhappy with the lukewarm response to his proposals for senior and junior national teams.

The senior team has no immediate commitments, but the junior side is set to compete in the World Championship in Algeria in July.

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