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14 Feb 2012 09:47:02

Clement is new coach at Sporting Gijon

Former Spain manager Javier Clemente has been appointed as new caoch at Sporting Gijon in place of Manuel Preciado who was sacked at the end of January.

A club statement said that Clemente had signed on until June 30.

Preciado, who had been at the club for five and a half years, was sent packing after a poor first half of the season. They are currently second from bottom with just 19 points.

The 61-year-old Clemente was coach of Spain from 1992 until the 1998 World Cup and then was in charge of Serbia from 2006-2007 and Cameroon from 2010-2011.

His club experience is vast having been coach at Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, Betis and also Marseille in France.


AFP

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