Pim Verbeek has quit as coach of Oman and announced his retirement from football, citing personal reasons.
Verbeek spent just over two years as head coach of the Omani national football team, which was knocked out of the 2019 Asian Cup in the round of 16 by Iran.
The Dutchman has had a 37-year coaching career that has seen him take charge of clubs in his native Holland and Japan, and serve as an assistant with countries such as South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
After serving as an assistant to first Guus Hiddink and then Dick Advocaat with the Korea, he was appointed head coach of Australia in 2007.
Verbeek spent three years with the Socceroos, leading them to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
@OmanFA @muscat_daily @aljhdhamy BREAKING NEWS: Oman coach Pim Verbeek of the Netherlands resigns citing personal reasons. Oman Football Association board accepts the resignation in an emergency meeting earlier on Wednesday. Assistant coach Muhanna Said to be interim coach pic.twitter.com/dZyeZna4x2— Ashok Purohit (@ashokmuscat) February 6, 2019
The 62-year-old was pillored for his defensive mindset and conservative tactics in the 2010 World Cup opener where Australia was flogged 4-0 by Germany.
The Socceroos finished the tournament in South Africa with one win, one loss and one draw.
Verbeek's record with Australia was 16 wins, nine draws and five losses from 30 matches.
After finishing with the Socceroos he served as national youth technical director for Morocco.