Queiroz, Domenech, Matthaeus among coaches to apply for Cameroon job

April 22, 2018 - 12:1

Cameroon have attracted Iran current coach Carlos Queiroz, former France coach Raymond Domenech and German World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus among the more than 70 coaches who have applied to lead the African champions.

The former Manchester United assistant coach, who led Iran to back-to-back World Cups, has been also linked with Uzbekistan job.

Queiroz is the longest-serving coach among the top five Asian teams. The Portuguese coach took charge of Team Melli on April 4, 2011.

Other well-known names to apply are Rigobert Song, the ex-Cameroon captain who has been coaching the national development team and Philippe Troussier, AP reported.  

Cameroon are looking for a new coach less than a year before they defend their African Nations Cup title as tournament hosts.

Belgium's Hugo Broos led Cameroon to the 2017 African title in Gabon in February last year but was fired 10 months later after Cameroon failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Cameroon Football Federation spokesman Simon Lyonga confirmed the list of applicants.

Others include Tom Saintfiet and Alain Giresse, both with experience of working in Africa. There were 31 Cameroonians who applied for the job.

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