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Almere City surprised with new head coach

ALMERE – Almere City has Michele Santoni (38) was appointed as the new head coach.

Michele Santoni (second from left) is happy with his contract with Almere City.

The 38-year-old Italian citizen of Amsterdam draws in Almere for two seasons and is the successor of Jack the Vulture, who at the last minute promotion to the Premier league missed. For Santoni his first job as a hotel manager. Santoni will get the assistance of the Dane Ole Tobiasen, who comes from Sparta Rotterdam and also has signed a contract for two years.

Cagliari

Santoni was the last season active as an assistant coach at Cagliari. Prior to that he worked as a video analyst along with Frank de Boer at Inter and Ajax. ,,I have always been of other trainers. The idea to stand on its own in a club in the First Division appealed to me very much,” says Santoni, who in the past also worked at Livorno, Cesena and Lazio Roma.

Tobiasen, a former international for Denmark, supports together with the previously appointed Ivar van Dinteren head coach Santoni. Tobiasen is now on the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia, where he is a scout for the Danish national team.

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