Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bernd Stange is new national coach

German Bernd Stange has been appointed as the new national coach of Singapore.

The 65-year-old has been national coach of East Germany (1984-1988), Oman (2001), Iraq (2002-2004) and Belarus (2007-2011).

Other than that he had also held the helm for East Germany Under-21 and Olympic team in the 1970s to 1980s.

During those time, he was credited for building solid foundation for the national side especially his last assignment, Belarus, where he managed to not only blood in young players but also leads then to draws against Turkey, Germany and Argentina and a famous victory over Holland in the Euro 2008 Qualifiers. 

At club level, he was most impressive at Cypriot Apollon Limassol when he first recuse them from relegation in the 2004/2005 season and then won their first championship in 12 years next season.

It was also done with a club record 64 points - which is still standing as of now - and they finished unbeaten all season. Apollon was then the only undefeated team in Europe, running an unbeaten streak since 12 March 2005 (30 games).

Other clubs he managed outside of defunct East German clubs are Hertha Berlin (1991-1992), Lokomotive Leipzig (1993-1994), Dnipro (1995-1996), CSKA Kiev (1996-1997), Perth Glory (1998-2000)

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