北愛爾蘭。巴拉克洛對被解僱感到 "失望",但感謝IFA的 "機會"。

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北愛爾蘭。巴拉克洛對被解僱感到 "失望",但感謝IFA的 "機會"。

伊恩-巴拉克洛說他對被解僱為北愛爾蘭主教練感到 "失望",但感謝愛爾蘭足協 "提供的機會"。

他補充說,他的任命 "是我迄今為止職業生涯中最偉大的時刻之一"。

"巴拉克洛補充說:"我掌舵的時間並非沒有挑戰。

"Covid-19大流行病,關鍵球員的受傷,以及處於過渡期的球隊,都是我們必須接受和配合的因素。

"我確實認為現在球隊已經準備好在這一旅程中邁出下一步,並獲得另一項重大賽事的資格。"

在聯賽經理人協會發布的一份聲明中,巴拉克洛補充說:""我為我和我的員工集體做出的貢獻感到自豪,在邁克爾-奧尼爾和他的同事們的工作基礎上,將工作移交給下一位領導這個偉大國家的人。

"管理者是監護人,唯一確定的是,有一天你會離開你的角色,但像戰勝波斯尼亞和將一支出色的意大利隊逼平這樣的時刻將留在我心中。"

雖然巴拉克洛在他任期的最後幾場比賽中受到了一些北愛爾蘭球迷的噓聲,但這位前經理感謝 "那些在科維德-19的困難之後,大量追隨我們到歐洲各地,並繼續使溫莎公園成為其他國家難以訪問的地方的支持者們"。

巴拉克洛補充說:"我結識了許多朋友,並享受了北愛爾蘭人民著名的熱情和好客,"他是在他的球隊勉強避免降級到國家聯賽第四級之後離開的。

"這個國家將在我心中占據一個特殊的位置,我將永遠關注他們的成績,並將成為GAWA[綠白軍團]的終生支持者。"

巴拉克洛說,與北愛爾蘭球員一起工作對我來說是 "真正的快樂和積極的"。

"我期待着我的教練之旅的下一步。我精力充沛,有動力從這次經歷中學習,並在下一次挑戰中取得成功"。

愛爾蘭足協尚未宣布巴拉克洛的繼任者,前經理邁克爾-奧尼爾是與該職位聯繫在一起的人。


Ian Baraclough says he was "disappointed" at being sacked as Northern Ireland manager but thanked the Irish FA "for the opportunity".

He added that his appointment "was one of the greatest moments of my professional career to date".

"My time at the helm was not without challenges," added Baraclough.

"The Covid-19 pandemic, injuries to key players, and a squad in transition were all factors we had to accept and work with.

"I do think now that the squad are ready to take the next step on this journey and qualify for another major tournament."

In a statement released by the League Managers Association, Baraclough, whose side won four of their 22 competitive games during his time in charge, added: ""I take pride from the contribution my staff and I have made collectively, building on the work of Michael O'Neill and his colleagues, and handing over to the next person to lead this great nation.

"Managers are custodians, and the only certainty is that one day you will leave your role, but moments like the win over Bosnia and holding an exceptional Italy side to a draw will stay with me."

While Baraclough was booed by some Northern Ireland fans in the closing matches of his tenure, the former manager thanked "the supporters who, after the difficulties of Covid-19, followed us in great numbers around Europe, and continued to make Windsor Park a difficult place for other nations to visit".

"I have made many friends and have enjoyed the famous warmth and hospitality of the people of Northern Ireland," added Baraclough, who departed after his side narrowly avoided relegation to the fourth tier of the Nations League.

"The country will hold a special place in my heart and I will always look out for their results and will be a GAWA [green and white army] supporter for life."

Baraclough said working with the Northern Ireland players had been "a real joy and positive for me".

"I look forward to the next step of my coaching journey. I am energised and motivated to learn from this experience and to succeed in my next challenge."

The Irish FA is yet to announce a successor to Baraclough with former manager Michael O'Neill among those being linked with the job.

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