Italian Bonetti gets Zambian coaching job

20:07, July 19, 2010      

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Football authorities in Zambia have offered Italian Dario Bonetti a four-year contract to drill the country's national soccer team, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Monday.

"It is a done deal. Dario Bonetti is the new Zambia national team coach. He has been given a four-year deal, which will run up to 2014," a source from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) was quoted as saying by the paper.

The source said the Italian coach will come with his brother Ivano, who will be the assistant coach, a physical trainer and a goalkeeper's coach, while a local trainer will be one of the assistants.

The trainer coach will replace Frenchman Herve Renard who ditched Zambia in March this year to join Angola. Bonetti was appointed Romanian side Dinamo Bucuresti coach on June 23, 2009, replacing Mircea Rednic, but was sacked five months later over alleged public statements about the club's shareholders, Daily Mail said.

Bonetti also has other major coaching highlights, including a dual-coaching role with his brother Ivano at Scottish team Dundee from 2000 to 2002. In February 2005, he coached Italian Series C2 club Potenza before trekking to Hungarian side MFC Sopron in 2006. He was later sacked in May the same year, according to Daily Mail.

Source: Xinhua


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