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Last Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006, 15:58 GMT 16:58 UK
Saudis dismiss Milutinovic report
Bora Milutinovic
Milutinovic coached Honduras during the World Cup qualifying process
Saudi Arabia team manager Sahad Al Museibih has dismissed reports that the country want Bora Milutinovic to lead their World Cup campaign in Germany.

The Saudi Arabia Football Federation recently replaced Argentine Gabriel Calderon with Marcos Paqueta of Brazil.

"It's absolute nonsense," Al Museibih said. "I don't know where this story comes from. It's just nonsense."

Paqueta won the Saudi league and cup double with Al Hilal and Museibihi said the SAFF were happy with the new boss.

As well as his success in Saudi domestic football, the 47-year-old led the Brazilian under-17 and under-20 teams to world titles.

However, he has won just one of his first nine matches - a 4-0 away victory over Yemen.

Milutinovic has coached a record five countries at World Cups and this will be his first campaign since 1986 without a top job at the finals.

He led Mexico in 1986 and has since coached Costa Rica, USA, Nigeria and China at the tournament.



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