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Former Tottenham hardman Graham Roberts becomes boss of Pakistan's national side

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08 Oct 2010 10:09:23

Former Tottenham hardman Graham Roberts becomes boss of Pakistan's national side

New role: Roberts (right) Former Tottenham captain Graham Roberts has been appointed coach of Pakistan. The 51-year-old former Yeovil Town and Clyde boss has accepted the post after signing an initial two-month deal for a consultancy role. Roberts, an ex-England international, won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cupwith Spurs in the 1980s. 'His contract is being financed by sponsors as the PFF does not havethat many funds,' the secretary of the Pakistan Football FederationAhmed Yar Khan Lodhi said. 'It is great to have a high profile personality working with our players and hopefully it will be good for our team.' The PFF official said that Roberts would work with the national team and prepare them for the Asian Games in Guangzhou. 'If we can have a good working relationship with him and he is alsohappy we would look at extending the contract with him,' Lodhi said. Pakistan are currently placed 162nd in the FIFA working rankings. Meanwhile, jobless Paul Hart has applied for the vacant manager's post at Hibernian. The 57-year-old former Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest boss has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season.  Fabiano considering Sevilla exit as agent puts Spurs boss on alertSpurs legend Ardiles snubbed by Football League's bottom club HerefordTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC


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