Panama coach, Hernan Gomez has announced his resignation as the coach of the national team after guiding them to their first-ever FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 62-year-old who was appointed as Panama coach in 2014 guided the team through a stunning World Cup qualifiers which saw them making their debut in Russia where the finished in the bottom of the group.
Panama became the whipping team in a group that had Belgium, England and Tunisia where they conceded 11 goals and scored only one.
The Panamanian Football Federation confirmed via their official website that Gomez had sent in his farewell letter.
The letter reads, ”Sometimes it is very difficult to leave a place where your heart is and this is what happens to me with the Panama national team, where I put my heart, work and effort to achieve a dream,” Gomez wrote in his farewell letter published on the Panamanian Football Federation’s website.
Gomez led Ecuador to their first World Cup appearance in 2002 and led his country, Colombia also to their first ever World Cup in 1998.