Iraq boss Zico resigns over alleged breach of contract
Iraq boss Zico has announced his resignation on Twitter over an alleged breach of contract by the Iraq Football Assocation.
The former Seleção captain spent just over a year in the job before turning in his resignation this morning after weeks of speculation.
Zico tweeted: "I would like to announce via this website that at noon on Tuesday I sent a communication to Fifa and to the Iraq Football Association declaring that I consider my contract to be void due to the IFA's failure to honour the terms of my contract.
A follow up tweet stated: 'I will provide further details shortly."
The IFA are yet to comment on the situation as Iraq will now look for an interim coach to take over the country's World Cup Qualifying campaign.
Iraq are now currently third in their group, behind leaders Japan and Australia with five points from five games.
The Lions of Mesopotamia need to finish in the top two to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.