Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday relieved Jamie Day, the English head coach of national men's football team, just two weeks before the SAFF Championship due early next month in the Maldives.
Spanish Oscar Bruzon has been named as interim head coach of the national team for two months. He is currently the head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League champions Badhundhara Kings.
The decision was taken at a meeting of BFF National Teams Committee on Friday with committee chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed in the chair.
After the meeting, Kazi Nabil said that BFF considered Bruzon's experience of working with footballers in various countries and his overall experience in giving him the task.
The recent performance of Jamie Day was not also so satisfactory, he said.
Appointed as head coach of national team in 2018 has not been sacked, but relieved of his duty for the next two months. He still has one year to go on his current contract.
Bruzon has been with Bashundhara since 2018. He previously worked with Mumbai FC in India and New Radiant Club in Maldives. He also had coaching experience in Spain, having worked with Celta Vigo youth team and also being in charge of Mallorca as an assistant coach.
During two-month tenure Bruzon will look after the national booters for three ensuing tournaments.
His first assignment will be the 13th version of SAFF Championship scheduled for the Maldives capital Male from October 1-16.
Apart from the SAFF Championship, Bruzon will also oversee the Bangladesh side in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers scheduled for October 22-30 in Kuwait and in the four-nation tournament in Sri Lanka from November 8-17.
In the SAFF Championship, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka on October 1, play giant neighbour India on October 4, meet defending champions and hosts Maldives on October 7 and will face Nepal in the last league match on October 13.
Since August 2018, the 41-year-old British coach Jamie Day steered the team to nine wins, five draws and 15 defeats in 29 matches. Bangladesh were eliminated from the group stages of the 2018 SAFF Championship by virtue of goal difference despite securing six points levelling with Nepal and Pakistan.