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Tunisian icon, Radhi Jaidi, appointed as Cercle Brugge’s assistant coach


Former Tunisian international, Radhi Jaidi, has been appointed as an assistant coach at Belgian Pro League side Cercle Brugge.

The former Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City defender signed a contract with the Belgian outfit until the end of the season.

“I am really looking forward to taking up this challenge and getting involved at Cercle,” the 45-year-old told the club’s website.

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“I hope my experiences will help me achieve the ambitious objectives. I can’t wait to get started and get to know everyone in the organisation!”

According to the club: “Jaidi will be specifically involved in setting up individual training programmes for the players, as well as preparing the squad for the training sessions and matches on a daily basis.”

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Jaidi played for Southampton between 2009 and 2012, whereupon he became assistant coach of the club’s under-21 team before progressing to head coach of the under-23.

In 2019 after his stint at Southampton he moved to the American second division to coach Hartford Athletic. (BBC)