Monday Jan 18, 2016. 09:31
Frenchman Hubert Velud has been revealed as the new head coach of African champions TP Mazembe on a one-year deal, the club announced on Sunday.
Velud, 56, succeeds fellow countryman Patrice Carteron, who parted ways with the club at the expiration of his contract.
Carteron led the Democratic Republic of Congo giants to their fifth CAF Champions League title last year, making them the joint second most successful club in the competition's history.
Velud formally coached in France's lower league before taking over the reins of Togo's national team in 2009 and was in charge when the Sparrowhawks suffered an attack on their team bus ahead of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
He has plenty of experience coaching in Africa, having previously been in charge of Moroccan side Hassania Agadi, Algerian outfits ES Sétif and USM Alger - winning two Algerian league titles and one Super Cup.