Former Spain boss Clemente set to coach Libya
Former Spain boss Javier Clemente confirmed Sunday that he will take over as Libya national team coach.
The 63-year-old, who coached Spain from 1992-98 and has also had spells in charge of Serbia and Cameroon, said he would arrive in Tripoli on Monday to begin his two-year contract.
"What lies ahead is planning and working to create the best possible team that you could create in Libya," Clemente said in an interview published Sunday in daily Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
"I still do not know what the level of football in Libya is like. To know how things are I have to see them and feel them," he added.
The president of the Libyan federation, Anouar al-Tachani, told AFP on Wednesday that Clemente had agreed in principle to a two-year contract.
Al-Tachani would not reveal the salary received by Clemente, who will replace Abdelhafidh al-Rabich who stepped down after Libya were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup.
Clemente previously coached Serbia and Cameroon. As well as his international experience, he has coached big Spanish clubs including Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid and was also briefly in charge of Sporting Gijon last year in the top flight.
Libya will host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.