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Rudi Garcia appointed new AS Roma coach

Rudi Garcia appointed new AS Roma coach

The ex-Lille manager has agreed a two-year contract said to be worth 1.5 million euros per season.

Rome: Roma football club announced they have officially appointed ex-Lille manager Rudi Garcia as their new coach. "We are very excited and confident that Rudi Garcia is the right coach for AS Roma. He is a proven winner with a great football mind who, we believe, fits in perfectly with our vision for the future," said club president James Pallotta on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Roma club CEO Italo Zanzi added: "We welcome Rudi Garcia to AS Roma. He will continue to develop our existing talent base while giving us the best opportunity to win now. We are looking forward to this season more than ever."

The 49-year-old French won the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France with Lille in 2011. He has agreed on a two-year contract said to be worth 1.5 million euros per season with an option for a third season.

first published:June 13, 2013, 13:42 IST