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Monday, 29 July, 2002, 16:35 GMT 17:35 UK
Metsu ends Senegal link
Bruno Metsu
Metsu was given big incentives to join Al Ain
Senegal's World Cup coach Bruno Metsu has announced that he has severed all ties with the country's football federation.

Metsu, who has signed to coach UAE club Al Ain, had hoped to return to the job after 10 months.

But in an interview with journalists in Abu Dhabi, he said that the Senegal Football Federation's attitude to his request had forced him to quit permanently.

"I have nothing to do with the Senegal team any more," an angry Metsu confirmed.

"I have severed all relations with the Senegalese Football Federation, after they failed to reach an agreement on my temporary release," he added.

Metsu's contract was meant to have lasted into 2003, with the Al Ain job a temporary departure before the serious business of the 2004 African Nations Cup.

"That didn't happen," Metsu sighed.

"So I opted for a 12-month job with Al Ain. I'll think of my future at the end of my term with the new club."

The Frenchman is to receive substantial bonuses for signing with the seven-times UAE champions.

According to Mohammed Khalfan al-Rumaithy, chairman of the club's executive committee, he will get $550,000 plus substantial incentives and bonuses during the 2002-2003 season.

"We have worked out a scheme that would be rewarding for him (Metsu) and at the same time bring good results to the club," said Rumaithy.


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