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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 13:05 GMT
New man at the helm for Lone Star
By Ledgerhood Rennie
BBC Sport, Monrovia

New Liberia coach Antoine Hey
Hey left his job in Gambia after a dispute over finances
Liberia has named Germany's Antoine Hey as the new coach of the Lone Star, after a search lasting six months.

His appointment was announced by Liberia's Sports Minister Edmonia David-Tarpeh in Monrovia on Tuesday.

Hey won the job over the Italian Roberto Landi and former Lone Star Captain Joe Nagbe.

"We hope that his expertise will help us achieve our desire to be at the 2010 World Cup" Minister Tarpeh said.

Hey was most recently in charge of the Gambian national side, but he quit in 2007 after 6 months in the job.

Liberia's Deputy Sports Minister Marbue Richards says Hey has already presented a plan of action for the Lone Star.

"The coach has presented a comprehensive listing of all the Liberian players abroad and wants to immediately start a build up plan.

"He has also asked for a possible training camp for the team in Germany, as well as a couple of international friendlies."

Hey has asked to be paid between 8 to 10 thousand dollars monthly with a cash bonus if he qualifies the Lone Star for the Nations Cup and World Cup.

He will be in Monrovia shortly to sign his contract and begin work.

Liberia last qualified for an international tournament in 2002, when they went to the Nations Cup in Mali.

The previous coach, Frank Nagbe, was sacked last September.



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