Bosko Gjurovski dismissed by Macedonia after Euro 2016 Qualifying disappointment
Last Updated: 07/04/15 7:36pm
Macedonia have sacked coach Bosko Gjurovski following a poor start to their campaign in the European Qualifiers.
The 53-year old took charge of Macedonia in November 2013 with high hopes of reaching Euro 2016.
But his ambitions were left in tatters after just one win and four defeats from Macedonia's opening five games in Group C, meaning that they have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth.
"The cooperation with Gjurovski has been terminated in the wake of higher expectations from the national team," the Balkan nation's football federation (FFM) said on Tuesday on its official website.
"Pressure has mounted as the FFM expected more entertaining displays which would have put Macedonia in a better position in their qualifying group, while results remain the only barometer of success."
Last month's 2-1 home defeat by Belarus was the final straw for Gjurovski, who had previously spent five years as an assistant at Japanese top flight side Nagoya Grampus.
"Gjurovski vested all his experience and enthusiasm but a poor run has made changes at the helm imminent and we hope that a fresh start will turn around Macedonia's fortunes," the FFM said.