Thursday, July 16, 2009


According to reports yesterday, an announcement by the Minister of Sports, Michel Zoah, confirmed Paul Le Guen as the new head coach for the national team, the Indomnitable Lions.

His first game with the national side will be a friendly against Austria on the 12th of August in Vienna.

His most important task is to get the national side qualified for the 2010 World cup.

  • Paul Le Guen was born on March 1st 1964 in Pencran in Brittany (Bretagne), the North West Region of France.
  • He was a former French international football defender and played only 17 times due to injuries
  • Played with AS Brest from 1982-1983
  • Played with Stade Brest 29 from 1983-1989
  • Played with FC Nantes Atlantique from 1989-1991
  • Played with Paris Saint-Germain from 1991-1998
  • Was part of the French national team from 1993-1995

As a manger, he managed:

  • Stade Rennais from 1998-2001
  • Olympique Lyonnais from 2002-2005
  • Rangers, Scotland from 2006-2009
  • Paris Saint-Germain from 2007-2009
He is awaited in Yaoundé on the 25th of July to formally sign his contract and he is rumoured to earn about 200 millions FCFA during his 5 months stint.

Would he make a difference to this already nonchalant Cameroon side??
I personally think the fact that he speaks French is a huge bonus...communication could be the key ;-))
What do you think?
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Julio Bats said...

Unbelievable!! Lord, please, tell me it's not true... When will we ever learn?!?!?

Anonymous said...

200 Million CFA = £262,057.526.

So for each month 262/5 = £52,400

Now that a healthy some of money. I would be interested in knowing how much his salary was at his last role PSG.

We are Powerless in the case of decision making in Pays. Now all we have to do is sit and wait; maybe Pray that Players do well and Luck is on our side. One thing is for SURE I will never STOP to support Les LIONS and never STOP to love my Country.... Chao!!!