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Former Spain coach Clemente takes over Cameroon job

Cameroon coach Javier Clemente
Javier Clemente has also coached Spain and Serbia

Former Spain coach Javier Clemente has been named as the new coach of Cameroon's Indomitable Lions.

The 60-year-old takes over from Paul Le Guen, who stepped down after Cameroon lost all of their group matches at the World Cup.

Clemente was in charge of Spain from 1992 to 1998 and also had a spell in charge of Serbia in 2006-2007.

He will be assisted by two former Cameroon internationals, François Omam-Biyik and Jacques Songo'o.

There was no mention of the duration of the deal in a statement on behalf of Cameroon's Sports Minister Michel Zoah.

An official of the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT told BBC Sport, the Spaniard will arrive in the country next week to sign a contract.

Clemente, who has coached several clubs, including Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, Betis in Spain's La Liga and Marseille in the French Ligue 1, was unable to save Spanish side Valladolid from the drop last season after arriving only weeks before the end of the campaign.

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see also
Cameroon set to appoint new coach
03 Aug 10 |  African
Song retires from Cameroon duty
01 Aug 10 |  African
Le Guen quits as Cameroon coach
24 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010

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