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A Liverpool cult hero has just landed himself an international management job

Rigobert Song will take charge of African country Chad.

RIGOBERT SONG HAS been announced as the new manager of Chad.

The 39-year-old former Cameroon defender, who played at four World Cups during an illustrious international career, replaces  Frenchman Emmanuel Tregoat.

The team are currently preparing for a pair of difficult World Cup 2018 qualifiers next month against Egypt, the first of which takes place on 14th November.

The team are also struggling to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. They’re currently bottom of their group after two games with only the top side guaranteed a place in the competition.

Song has no previous managerial experience and has been working as a TV pundit ever since finally retiring from the game in 2011.

He made his name with Metz before moving to Liverpool in 1999 though he stayed at Anfield for just one season before signing for West Ham.

A disappointing spell in English football came to an end in 2002 when he returned to France with Lens but his career was reignited there and at Galatasaray afterwards before he finished his career with Trabzonspor.

He is a cousin of current West Ham and former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.

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