Paul Smalley returns as BFF technical director

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:19, Jul 01,2020


Paul Smalley

Bangladesh Football Federation on Wednesday reappointed Englishman Paul Smalley as the national technical director of its new look technical department.

Smalley, earlier, left the post on October 2019 after a three-year stint, when the federation didn’t extend his contract due to his demand of a higher wage.

Smalley, who had joined The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam after BFF, was keen to return to his old workplace.

‘I am excited to be given the opportunity to join the Federation again as I really enjoyed my time previously. The president rekindled my desire by a passionate vision and plan to continue the development of football in Bangladesh,’ he was quoted as saying in a BFF media release.

BFF president Kazi Salahuddin also welcomed his return.

‘We are excited and pleased to have Paul back with the Federation. Paul is an experienced and modern technical director and enjoyed a successful time previously with us.’

During his previous tenure, Smalley mostly worked with the women’s age-group teams and conducted some coaching courses but failed to make any notable contribution to the national team.

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