Indomitable Lions: Lothar Matthaus, Carlos Quieroz for Cameroon Job?

After the departure of Hugo Broos in February, Cameroon are seeking a replacement, and according to BBC Sport, as many as 77 coaches have applied for the position.

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus is among the candidates, after he applied for the demanding job. Matthaus has coached both Hungary and Bulgaria in the past but the 57-year-old has been out of the dugout since 2011.

Former Wales boss John Toshack is also said to be keen and his last role came with Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca, who he left in September 2016.

Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech and former Manchester United assistant Carlos Quieroz are also in contention, with a shortlist of three expected to be put together in due course.
Lothar Matthaus

Matthäus is a German football manager and former player. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was named European Footballer of the Year. In 1991, he was named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year, and remains the only German to have received the award.

Matthäus has the distinction of having played in five FIFA World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998), more than any other outfield player in men's football, and holds the record for the most World Cup matches played by a single player (25 games).

He was the captain of the West German team that won the 1990 World Cup in Italy and also was captain of the German squad in the 1994 World Cup in the United States. He also won UEFA Euro 1980, and played in the 1984, 1988, and 2000 UEFA European Football Championships. In 1999, aged 38, he was again voted German Footballer of the Year, having previously won the award in 1990.

Matthäus is the most capped German player of all time, retiring with a total of 150 appearances (83 for West Germany) in 20 years, and 23 goals. Matthäus is a member of the FIFA 100 list of the greatest living football players chosen by Pelé.

Diego Maradona said of Matthäus, "he is the best rival I've ever had. I guess that's enough to define him", in his book Yo soy el Diego (I am the Diego).


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