Thursday, 3 February 2011

Hamann joins Foxes' coaching team

Former German international midfielder Dietmar Hamann has become Sven Goran Eriksson's latest high-profile signing as the 37 year-old joins the coaching staff at the Walkers Stadium.

Hamann, whose previous playing clubs include Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, Liverpool and Manchester City, has left his position as player-coach at Karl Robinson's Milton Keynes Dons and joins Leicester City as a replacement for Chris Powell, who left the Foxes to take the job as Charlton manager last month.

New coach: Hamann played under Eriksson at Man City

Hamann was the last man to score in an international game at the old Wembley Stadium, also the last game of Kevin Keegan's reign as England head coach before Eriksson took over. The German also played under Eriksson at Manchester City.

Hamann's contract is believed to be purely as a coach and he is not expected to play for Leicester.

Also in the news today, Foxes midfielder Andy King has been selected as part of Gary Speed's first Wales squad for their first game in the inaugural Carling Nations Cup game against the Republic of Ireland. King will be available for selection for this Saturday's league game with Barnsley, reports the LCFC official site, and will go-on to join his Welsh international team mates in Dublin that evening.
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