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Metsu may be left jobless after South Korea pay row
Updated: 2004-06-06 15:38

Former Senegal coach Bruno Metsu could be left jobless after pay negotiations with the Korea Football Association (KFA) stalled last week.

The Frenchman, manager of Asian champions Al Ain, has been told to "stay away" by the UAE club's president after Metsu made it known he wanted to coach South Korea.

Al Ain president Mohamed bin-Zayed Al-Nahyan told Arab media over the weekend that Metsu was no longer welcome, even if talks with the KFA broke down completely.

Metsu had also been linked to Qatar's Al Ithihad but that move fell through after the club refused to pay the $1.8 million Al Ain demanded in compensation.

The 50-year-old led Senegal to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup and guided Al Ain to the Asian Champions League title last year.

But after heading the KFA's short-list of candidates to replace Humberto Coelho, Metsu suddenly appears stuck for options.

The KFA offered Metsu a similar deal to the one it gave Dutchman Guus Hiddink, who led South Korea to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.

Metsu demanded more money but the KFA warned they would not improve their offer.

Former Portugal coach Coelho quit in April after a humiliating 0-0 draw with the Maldives in an Asian World Cup qualifier.

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