Libyan Football Federation signs Spaniard coach Clamente for national team
The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) officially signed Spanish coach Javier Clemente to manage the national team. The signing was attended by the Head of the LFF, Abdelhakim Al-Shalmani, in press conference in Benghazi.
Clemente replaces Montenegrin coach Zoran Filipović and returns for a second spin after leading the Mediterranean Knights to CAF's CHAN glory in South Africa in 2014 before he was sacked in October 2016 following Libya's 2018 World Cup qualifier loss to Congo 0-4.
Clemente told reporters after the signing that he would do his best to bring about positive results, saying after seeing most of Libya League matches this season, he would need more time to list the players to be called for the first team, in addition to Libyans playing overseas
He also singled out the bad conditions of the Libyan stadiums, adding that he hadn't complained about LFF to FIFA for his financial dues but FIFA intervened as a mediator to settle the issue.
LFF didn't say how long Clemente's contract would last and how much money he would make, yet media sources said the contract was for one year up for renewal with a monthly salary of 50.000 euros. His first game is against Sudan in Doha in mid-June at the Arab Cup qualifiers ahead of the December tournament under the auspices of FIFA in Qatar.