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Héctor Raul Cúper New Coach Of Georgia
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Written by Lasha   
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 09:31

Héctor Cúper has succeeded Klaus Toppmöller as the head coach of Georgia.

The Argentinian's appointment was ratified by a meeting of the Georgian Football Federation's executive committee on Friday, the 52-year-old replacing Toppmöller who resigned in April following a disappointing UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign. The role is the former RCD Mallorca, Valencia CF and FC Internazionale Milano coach's first international post but his third job in the last 12 months having been sacked by Real Betis Balompié and Parma FC last season. Cúper – who guided Valencia to consecutive UEFA Champions League final appearances in 2000 and 2001 – will sign a two-year contract when he arrives in Tbilisi next week. His first match is a friendly against Wales in Swansea on 20 August, before the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers begin with a home match against the Republic of Ireland on 6 September.