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Gomez primed for new challenge with Borneo FC

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Kuala Lumpur: Former Persib Bandung boss Mario Gomez has been confirmed as the new Borneo FC head coach  ahead of the new Indonesia Liga 1 season.

The 62-year-old Argentine replaces Fabio Lopez at the helm, following his year-long spell at Persib during the 2017-2018 season.

Gomez, who guided Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim to the 2015 AFC Cup title, will be tasked with leading Borneo in the domestic front where they finished seventh in the Liga 1 standings in the 2018 season.

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Borneo club's president, Nabil Husein said: “I welcome Mario Gomez and congratulate him on joining Borneo FC. I hope he can improve this club even better.”

#MercadoAXEM 🇮🇩 El marplatense Mario Gómez (@MarioGomezDT) es el nuevo entrenador del @PusamaniaBorneo de #Indonesia (Vía @luchocarballo)

— Futbolistas AXEM (@FutbolistasAXEM) April 15, 2019

The Samarinda-based club finished 14 points behind champions Persija Jakarta last season and Nabil Husein also hopes that the arrival of Gomez will increase the enthusiasm of fans at the Segiri Stadium. "There is no reason not to come in total support for Borneo FC in Segiri," he added.

Gomez will link up with the Borneo squad in a training session on Wednesday as they begin their preparations for the domestic season which starts on May 8.

Breaking: #KLeague1 side @incheonutd have parted company with manager Jørn Andersen.

— K League United (@KLeagueUnited) April 15, 2019

SEOUL: Korea Republic club Incheon United announced on Monday the departure Norwegian head coach Jorn Andersen.

The K League 1 outfit announced that they have terminated Andersen's contract, and senior assistant Lim Joong-yong will take the helm on an interim basis.

Andersen, 56, became Incheon's boss in June last year and lifted the team out of the relegation zone and into ninth place. Incheon had nine wins, seven draws and eight losses on his watch.

In Andersen's first full season, Incheon were undefeated in their first two matches before dropping five in a row to fall bottom in the 12-team K League 1.

In a statement released by the club, Andersen said he didn't have an ideal start to the 2019 season and that there was a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.

Prior to coaching Incheon, Andersen led the North Korean men's national team.

Sources: Borneo FC, Yonhap News Agency, K League 1

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