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Kombouaré to switch to Strasbourg

Published: Friday 23 May 2003, 0.18CET
Antoine Kombouaré will take over from Ivan Hasek at Ligue 1 club RC Strasbourg next season.
Published: Friday 23 May 2003, 0.18CET

Kombouaré to switch to Strasbourg

Antoine Kombouaré will take over from Ivan Hasek at Ligue 1 club RC Strasbourg next season.

Antoine Kombouaré will take over as coach of Ligue 1 club RC Strasbourg next season.

Faimly reasons
The 39-year-old will replace current coach Ivan Hasek, who is stepping down for family reasons tomorrow evening after the league season ends. Strasbourg lie 13th in Ligue 1 prior to the final set of fixtures.

Two-year contract
New Caledonian-born Kombouaré, who is taking up his first head coaching role, currently trains the Paris-Saint Germain FC reserve team, leaders of Championnat de France Amateur Group A. He has agreed a two-year contract at Strasbourg.

Playing career
Kombouaré began his playing career as a defender with FC Nantes Atlantique, before switching to Sporting Club de Toulon in 1990. However, he only made his name after a move the same year to PSG, where he wrote his name into club history with a header six minutes into injury time that took his team past Real Madrid CF in the 1993 UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

International appearances
After winning the league the following year, he moved to Swiss team FC Sion, later having spells with Aberdeen FC of Scotland and Racing CF 92. Capped twice for the French international B team and six times for the Olympic squad, Kombouaré had been tipped to succeed Luis Fernandez at PSG before Vahid Halilhodzic was chosen.

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