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Mart Nooij to coach Santos

Posted: 19 April 2012 Time: 12:27 can reveal that Santos' new coach is Mart Nooij.

Nooij will coach Santos in his first game against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday.

The Hollander had a fairly successful stint with Mozambique from 2007 till October last year, lifting the Mambas from 131st in Fifa rankings to 84th in 2010. They team now sit 106th.

Elias Pelembe compared Nooij to a father figure in an interview with BBC Sport in 2009: "The coach has changed Mozambican football. He gives freedom to the players, is a friend of ours, talks to everybody in the squad and doesn't have favourites."

Nooij left Mozambique after failing to reach the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 57-year-old has signed a contract until 2014, with Duncan Crowie to assist him. More to follow ...

Article by: Christopher Maqashu

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:49 pm
3-easy points for Santos before they go to Mvela.
Ace Khuse now that you've got fokol to play for, please start using Mateba bcoz i hear the laaitie is calling Njenje requested to be back.

Bosso Ke mang? Ncananaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
posted: 12:52 pm
Welcome to Mvela Mr Martin Nooij.............i love it when Engen Santos relegates!
Swona Champ!
posted: 01:03 pm
is that man 42? yha neh! he look 67! he must be a drunk! we'll see! I respect the country he is ffootball, if I were Khuse, I would not undermine him, he wont play serbian type of games, but they might push hard to pocket 3points, Mjomane might be going down after all! counter the counter attack coaches must fight for a point before they are sent to SS4 studios to futher their coaching skills there!
posted: 01:11 pm
Come on Christopher Maqashu.

this guy is 58yrs old, not 42...please do proper research.

this is BS... man.
The 42-year-old has signed a contract until 2014, with Duncan Crowie to assist him
posted: 01:22 pm
I have been trying to figure out how did Christopher Maqashu come up with 42 (as a typo)... Even if you make mistake on the key board... you cannot come with 42 because the guy is not even 52 from the way he looks. He is older for sure.
posted: 01:27 pm
posted: 01:55 pm
This should be the Pierats coach. What i have heard is tha he likes to drink Gin (as you can C on his face that this one uyabuhlaba) He reminds me of another Rat coach called Kgajhen (Gatyeni) who fell asleep on the suites after finishing 24 of black label alone.
posted: 02:16 pm
3 point for KC on Sunday,bad timeframe for the new Looij Nooij,but he can help the team during playoffs.
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