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Tunisia World Cup coach takes charge of Qatar's Al Duhail

AFP  |  Doha 

Tunisia's Maaloul has been appointed as of champions Al Duhail, the club announced.

Maaloul, who turns 56 later this month, takes over from Djamel Belmadi, who quit and is widely expected to be appointed of the Algerian national team.

"Tunisian coach Maaloul (will be) the new technical manager of the team," said Al Duhail in a statement yesterday.

The club added that Maaloul was already on his way to to meet players at a pre-season training camp.

The Tunisian federation announced earlier they had agreed to a request from Maaloul to end his contract following an offer from Al Duhail.

Maaloul led to their first since 2006 when they qualified for

won one game and came third in a group containing both beaten semi-finalists, and England.

Maaloul had been in charge of the national side since April 2017.

Al Duhail beat Xavi Hernandez's to the title last season and are in the last eight of the AFC Champions League, which resumes next month.

They were formerly known as Lekhwiya but last season the club was merged with to form Al Duhail.

Maaloul was the coach of El Jaish, back in 2014.

Qatar's domestic season starts on August 4.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 09:50 IST
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