Wednesday, July 23, 2014   

(Football) Alain Perrin named China coach
(02-26 19:06)

China's football association has appointed former Lyon and Marseille boss Alain Perrin to manage its underperforming national football team, state-run media said.
“Perrin was appointed coach of the national football team of China,'' said Yu Hongchen, the association's vice-president, according to the China News Service.
The national team has been a consistently poor performer and is ranked 88th in the world by FIFA.
Authorities fired Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho as coach last year after a string of defeats, including a humiliating 5-1 loss to Thailand.
Perrin, 57, who led French side Lyon to a league and cup double in 2008, also managed Saint-Etienne and had an eight-month stint at English side Portsmouth in 2005 – where he achieved just four victories in 20 Premiership matches.
More recently he managed a team in Qatar, which is to host the 2022 football World Cup.—AFP

   
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