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Franck Dumas: Ex-Newcastle United Defender Arrives In DR Congo To Take Over At TP Mazembe

TP Mazembe new head coach Franck Dumas has arrived in the country ahead of his official unveiling, Ducor Sports can reveal.

The Frenchman jetted in on Tuesday 8 August accompanied by his assistant his assistant Slimane Raho and is set to take charge of the struggling Democratic Republic of Congo football giants.

Dumas takes over Pamphile Mihayo who has since been redeployed to the team’s lower structures, as they seek to regain their continental glory in the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League.

The former JS Kabylie gaffer is expected to put pen to paper a two-year deal with an option to extend for a full year.

Dumas will have the responsibility of advising on all technical operations and developing the strategy for the senior team, Moise Katumbi Development Academy and the reserves.

However, the 63-year-old gaffer doesn’t hold CAF Pro License as required by the Confederation of African Football for coaches involving on the African inter-club competitions.

Dumas is man full of controversies as he was once handed a three-year jail sentence for tax fraud back in his home country, France.

The main charge against him was failure to file returns worth 450,00 euros ($505,000, £380,000) earnings in year 2012.

As a player Dumas turned for Newcastle United in England, Caen, Marseille and Monaco where he won French league title.

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