Vlatko Andonovski has resigned from his role as the head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT), as announced by the US Soccer Federation on Thursday.
In a press release, the federation stated that US Soccer and Andonovski reached a mutual agreement to part ways.
“We extend our gratitude to Vlatko for his unwavering commitment to our Women’s National Team during the past four years,” remarked Matt Crocker, the sporting director of US Soccer, in the press release.
“Vlatko displayed exceptional dedication to this team and has been a resolute and positive leader for our women’s program. We appreciate his significant contributions to US Soccer and believe he holds a promising future within the sport.”
Earlier this month, the US faced defeat against Sweden in an intense penalty shootout during the Women’s World Cup round of 16, marking the end of their quest for an unprecedented third consecutive championship. The four-time World Cup champions failed to advance to the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in their history.
Andonovski conveyed in the US Soccer announcement, “Coaching the skilled and dedicated players of the USWNT over the past four years has been a tremendous honor in my life.”