Javier Aguirre has been terminated from the post of the manager of the Japan National Football team because of being accused of match fixing.
The allegations of match fixing have made on Aguirre recently. It’s been said that he was involved in the wrongdoing when he was in charge of one of the teams in the Spanish top flight.
He himself has turned down all the allegations, but, still, the Japan Football Association opted not to work with him anymore.
The chairman of the Association, Kuniya Daini, made it quite clear that it’s only because of the allegations that Aguirre has been released from his duties.
According to Daini, the Association was quite happy with the way Mexico International was doing his job and would have persisted with him if these allegations had not been made. But, in these circumstances, this step had to be taken for the welfare of Japan Football.
Speaking in the press conference, Daini said, “It might have had negative impact on players which we don’t want at all. There’s criminal complaint against Javier. So, there will be investigation. He might be asked to appear in the court as well at some point of time.”
“It’s in the best interests of the team that this decision has been made by the Association. We want players to be in positive mindset come the World Cup qualifying games.”
The Japan bosses will have to try and fill in the vacant spot of the manager as soon as possible because there’s not much time left before the Samurai Blue play their first WC qualifying game.
Glenn Hoddle, who was working as an assistant under Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers, is believed to be the frontrunner for the post according to some of the Japanese newspapers.