After the Lothar Matthaus confusion and controversy, Former Spanish and Serbian Coach , JAVIER CLEMENTE has been confirmed to coach the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for two years renewable. The official contract shall be concluded on the 28th of September 2010. He shall be assisted by former Cameroon international footballer , Francois Omam Biyik. Jacques Songo who served as interim coach against Poland retains his position to coach goalkeepers.

Javier Clemente replaces Paul Le Guen whose tenure of office was marred by several humiliating defeats before and during the World Cup.

This information initially published by several medias  like Espangnol Marca, France Football, L’Equipe, and others has been confirmed by the Ministry of Sports.

About Javier Clemente

A serious injury in 1971 ended his playing career. Before that he had won the Spanish Cup in 1969 with Athletic Bilbao. As a coach, he won the championship twice in Spain with Athletic Bilbao in 1983 and 1984. He remained the youngest coach to win La Liga. In 1988,  he led Espanyol in the final of the UEFA Cup.

Javier Clemente has been national coach of Spain between 1992 and 1998, and Serbia between 2006 and 2007. During the 2000-2001 season, he led Olympique Marseille.

In April 6th , 2010, he was appointed coach of Real Valladolid replacing Onésimo Sánchez.

Football career
• 1968-1971 : Athletic Bilbao

Coaching career
• 1975-1976 : Arenas Club , Guecho
• 1976-1978 : CD Baskonia
• 1980-1981 : Athletic Bilbao
• 1981-1986 : Athletic Bilbao
• 1986-1989 : Espanyol Barcelone
• 1989-1990 : Atlético  Madrid
• 1990-1991 : Athletic Bilbao
• 1991-1992 : Espanyol Barcelone
• 1992-1998 :   Spain
• 1998-1999 : Betis Séville
• 1999-2000 : Real Sociedad
• 2000-2001 : Olympique  Marseille
• 2001-2002 : CD Tenerife
• 2002-2004 : Espanyol Barcelone
• 2005-2006 : Athletic Bilbao
• 2006-2007 :   Serbia
• 2008-2009 : Real Murcie
• Avr.2010-  : Real Valladolid

Achievements
As a player
• Spanish Cup : 1969.

Coaching
• Spanish championship: 1983 and 1984.
• Spanish Cup : 1984.
• Spanish Super cup: 1984.
• UEFA finalist : 1988.

Indivisual distinctions
• Don Balón for Best coach in  la Liga : 1983, 1984 and 1987.

All we wish is the best for Javier Clemente as head coach of the Indomitable Lions.


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