BRIAN DEANE Could Coach STANLEY IHUGBA's Sarpsborg Next Season
Published: November 16, 2012
BRIAN DEANE Could Coach STANLEY IHUGBA's Sarpsborg Next SeasonHe scored the first goal of the newly formed Premier League in 1992. Now he can become the first black coach in the league. According to Arbeiderblad Sarpsborg, Sarpsborg, who pay the wages of Stanley Ihugba, want Brian Deane as coach in the top division next season.

The local newspaper claims that 44-year-old is the first choice to replace Roar Johansen at the helm.

The former giant striker was many years a player on the football pitch in England. He made three appearances and played for clubs like Leeds, West Ham, Sunderland, Sheffield United and Benfica.

Brian Deane visited Fredrikstad later than last year in connection with a football school for youngsters. If so parties came in contact is uncertain.

Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad writes that the Englishman after football career has worked to build up football academies, and has thus been developing promising young players.

Director Sport Committee of Sarpsborg,Bjørge øiestad, is tight-lipped about the coach hunt.

''The fact is that athletic committees have nominated two coaches to our board. We have weighted the two, and recommended one candidate.

''It would be completely wrong of me to comment on the names at this stage, but within a few days, I expect that the agreement has been concluded, '' said øiestad to the newspaper.

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