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Javier Clemente Returns To Coach Libya For Second Spell

Veteran Spaniard coach Javier Clemente has returned for a second spell in charge of Libya national team.

He replaces Montenegrin coach Zoran Filipovic who was show the door in May after a series of poor results during his six months spell.

The 72-year-old former Cameroon coach, was in charge of the Mediterranean Knights between 2013 and 2016, during which time he led the nation to its first silverware, the 2014 Africa Cup of Championship title.

Libya won the tournament for locally-based players with a win on penalties over Ghana in the final.

During his first spell with Libya, football in the North African nation suffered from instability in the country and security problems that led to Mediterranean Knights being banned from playing internationals at home.

Clemente coached Spain between 1992 and 1998, and has also had spells in charge of Serbia and Cameroon.

As well as his international experience, Clements has held the reins at big Spanish club sides including Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid.

He was also briefly in charge of Basque Country last year , a country not affiliated by FIFA and UEFA but only allowed to play friendly matches against FIFA or non-FIFA affiliated teams.



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