Singapore appoint German Stange as head coach

Wed May 15, 2013 1:32pm BST

Belarus' coach Bernd Stange reacts during their Euro 2012 soccer qualifying match against Albania at Dinamo stadium in Minsk, October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarus' coach Bernd Stange reacts during their Euro 2012 soccer qualifying match against Albania at Dinamo stadium in Minsk, October 12, 2010.

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(Reuters) - Former Belarus manager Bernd Stange will take over as the head coach of Singapore on a two-year contract, the country's soccer association said on Wednesday.

The 65-year-old German, who has also coached East Germany and Iraq, will replace Radojko Avramovic, who retired after Singapore lifted Southeast Asia's Suzuki Cup in December.

"While I recognise that the task ahead will not be easy, I am confident and I believe my experience at the international level and contacts in the game will be an asset to Singapore football," Stange said in a statement.

Singapore are 165th in the FIFA world rankings.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Alison Wildey)

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