FUFA Unveils Belgian National as New Uganda Cranes Coach

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The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has today unveiled the newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach, the Belgian tactician Paul Put.  The 67-year journeyman replaces Milutin Sredojević who was sacked in September.

Put was in charge of the Gambian national team between 2008 and 2011 before being appointed manager of Burkina Faso in March 2012.

Paul Put, the newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach.

In 2015, he left Burkina Faso before becoming manager of Jordan in June 2015. Following a two-week suspension by the Jordan Football Association on 20 December 2015, Put resigned from his position.

He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016 but that same year in October he joined Algerian club USM Alger, on a two-year contract. In February 2017 he was shortlisted for the vacant Rwanda national team manager role but he later joined Kenya in November 2017, before resigning in February 2018.

Later that same month, he was appointed coach of Chinese club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard on a three-year contract.

But in March that same year, he was named manager of the Guinea national team before being sacked in July 2019 and received a lifetime ban by the Guinea Football Federation in August 2019.

FUFA President Moses Magogo addressing a press conference in which he unveiled Paul Put as the new Uganda Cranes head coach.

On October 1, 2019, he was named sporting director of Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca where he didn’t last long before he was appointed by Bangladeshi top-flight club Saif SC as their new head coach in October 2020 and he resigned in February 2021.

He became manager of Congo in May 2021 before leaving this position later this year. He has a lot of experience in African football.

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