Nepal national women's team head coach Kumar Thapa has announced the end of his second stint as the team's head coach. Following the SAFF Women's Championship final loss to Bangladesh, Thapa announced his departure in the post-match press conference.
Thapa was appointed as the head coach of the team weeks before the tournament for the second time. Nepal suffered a semifinal exit in the SAFF Women's Championship 2016 in his first stint after losing to India.
At the press conference, Thapa said, I'm stepping down as the head coach of Nepal women's national team. If one can't get success, they shouldn't prolong it."
He took over from former technical director and Australian coach Gary Philipps, who left his position last December. Despite Chetan Ghimire's brief assignment as caretaker coach, the women's head coach position had remained empty ever since.
Thapa managed Nepal APF FC in the last season of Martyr's Memorial A Division League.
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