Susic sacked by Bosnia-Herzegovina

The manager has been fired after a poor start to Euro qualifying.

Bosnia-Herzegovina has dismissed coach Safet Susic following a disappointing start to its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

A return of two points from its opening four fixtures has left Bosnia languishing one place off the bottom in Group B - Sunday's 3-0 defeat away to Israel proving Susic's final assignment as coach.

Having taken over in 2009, Susic has overseen one of the most successful periods in the short history of the Bosnian national team.

After helping his side to the play-offs for the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, Susic guided Bosnia to their first major finals earlier this year.

Bosnia won just one of its three group matches in Brazil - a 3-1 victory over Iran - and failed to make it to the knockout stages of the competition.

Despite coming into its qualifying campaign as top seed, Bosnia has struggled to make its presence felt and Susic has paid the price, with the country's football federation confirming Monday that the 59-year-old had been "released from duty".