Abject result ends Kanatlarovski's reign
SKPOPJE, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Macedonia coach Dragan Kanatlarovski has quit following his team's embarrassing goalless draw in a World Cup qualifier at home to Andorra earlier this month.
Kanatlarovski offered his resignation to the Macedonia FA whose executive board accepted it at a meeting on Thursday.
The candidates to take over the post are Bulgarian Petar Miladinov, coach of the under-21 team, Serbian Slobodan Santrac and Croat Zoran Vulevic.
The MFA said they could offer an annual salary of up to 100,000 euros ($130,600).
Kanatlarovski, 44, took over in August and offered to quit after Macedonia's 1-0 defeat last October in Andorra, which gave the part-timers their first competitive international victory.
But the MFA decided Kanatlarovski, who they sacked in 2001 after a disappointing 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, should keep his post.
Under Kanatlarovski, Macedonia played 14 games, winning five and losing five.
Macedonia are fifth in World Cup qualifying Group One with five points from six games, trailing leaders the Netherlands who have 10 points from four matches.
Their next qualifier is on March 30 at home to Romania who are second in the group with 10 points from five matches.