Tunisia manager Jalel Kadri has said that any decision on his future will not be made by him following the Eagles of Carthage’s exit from the World Cup at the group stage.
Tunisia went into the 2022 tournament seeking a spot in the knockout stages for the first time in their history, having previously taken part in five World Cups without advancing beyond the group stage.
Kadri’s side had only taken one point from their clashes with Australia and Denmark, losing 1-0 to the Socceroos’ and drawing 0-0 with the Danes to leave them in a perilous position after two games.
The Eagles of Carthage needed to stun world champions France to have a shot at qualifying for the last 16, and they got the job done against a much-changed Bleus side thanks Wahbi khazri’s effort.
Following Wednesday’s trivial victory, Kadri was asked about his chances of leaving the national team, having failed in his objective to lead them to the last 16 of the World Cup.
The 50-year-old seemingly ruled out his chances of stepping down from his post, stated that “I don’t know why you insist that I resign. I have a contract that is based on objectives.
The objective is not fulfilling one but we still have some time before making a final decision and It’s up to the Tunisian (soccer) federation to decide what happens now.
It’s mixed feelings because we’re happy to beat a team like France. We can be proud and leave with our head high, but it is a bitter victory,” Kadri added.