Diouf: Ex-Liverpool star named Guediawaye FC sporting director
The Lions of Teranga legend will now oversee the affairs of the Senegalese second tier facet
Guediawaye Soccer Membership have confirmed the appointment of former Liverpool star El Hadji Diouf as membership’s sporting director.
5 years after calling it time on his illustrious soccer profession, the two-time African Participant of the Yr winner will begin life as an administrator with the Senegalese second division outfit.
There, the 39-year-old who starred for Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers amongst a number of golf equipment throughout his lively days could be aiming to assist the Dakar-based outfit return to the Senegal Premier League on the finish of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Following the sacking of former president Pape Thialiss Faye, Guediawaye FC – a group that emerged as champions of the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue are embarking on a long-term challenge to bouncing again to reckoning.
“We now have new mechanisms in place to maneuver ahead, with a administration group, a school for the administration of the membership. Within the faculty, the novelty is the creation of a place of Sports activities Director for which we negotiated and obtained the appointment of El Hadj Ousseynou Diouf,” mentioned membership’s communication chief Malick Sy per Lesoleil.sn.
Ought to they obtain their purpose of incomes a berth in Senegal’s topflight, Sy went additional revealing that the membership could be eyeing a spot in African competitors in three years’ time, whereas their five-year goal could be to have a full coaching heart.
Diouf was a part of the Senegalese golden technology that helped the West African nation end as runners-up on the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali earlier than making their World Cup debut in South Korea and Japan the place they shocked reigning world champions France of their opening recreation.
The outspoken ahead was sizzling property again in 2002, with Gerard Houllier transferring early that summer time to safe his signature in a £10 million ($13m) deal from Ligue 1 facet RC Lens.
He was, nonetheless, to flop badly, recording simply six objectives in his debut marketing campaign and none in his second. Nonetheless, he would go on to get pleasure from success in England with the likes of Bolton and Blackburn, however he was by no means the identical participant and missed out on his massive break.
His final lively involvement in soccer was as a participant for Malaysian facet Sabah FC throughout the 2014/2015 season and was additionally as soon as invited by Senegal coach Aliou Cisse to help within the coaching of the Senegal senior nationwide group on half time foundation.
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