Abdullah Al Mutairi, who had repeatedly announced that the recently concluded SAFF Championship would be his last show as the Nepal football coach, says he is now ready to sign a new three-year contract to continue working in Nepal.
“After meetings with Karma Tsering Sherpa and QFA officials, I decide to sign a new contract with All Nepal Football Association for three years to continue my job in Nepal and thanks to Qatar Football Association for supporting and doing everything to let me back to Nepal,” he wrote on his Facebook today, “I wish all the best in the new mission. We will publish our TARGETS and PLANS for the next two years soon; my promise to you is the future of Nepali football will be better but give us time only.”
Earlier last week, despite repeatedly announcing his resignation, Al Mutairi had attended a FIFA meeting on behalf of Nepal. Likewise, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) officials had also said he would return.
If social media posts and reactions are anything to go by, most Nepal football fans want Abdullah Al Mutairi to be back as the team’s coach.