Jamaica fires coach Milutinovic after one year
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Bora Milutinovic, who coached five teams to the World Cup finals, was fired as coach and technical director by the Jamaica Football Federation.
The JFF informed Serbian-born Milutinovic on Wednesday that it was firing him for breach of contract.
A statement from the JFF on Thursday didn't elaborate on the breach, and calls to president Captain Horace Burrell and his executive were not returned.
Milutinovic took over as coach and technical director of Jamaica's soccer program last November, and led the team to the Lunar Cup title earlier this year. But Jamaica hasn't played since July and fallen in the FIFA world rankings to 103.
Milutinovic received a four-year contract, partially funded by the government.
"The federation has arranged to pay within what it believes to be a reasonable period of time from the date of the notice, the amount due to the technical director in accordance with the nature of his termination," the statement said.