Dane Poulsen named as new Armenia coach

January 24, 2008

YEREVAN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Former Singapore coach Jan Poulsen has been appointed to lead Armenia in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, the Armenian FA said on Thursday.

The much-travelled Dane, who also coached Jordan during last year's under-20 World Cup, replaces Briton Tom Jones, who was sacked following Armenia's poor Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

Jones took over as Armenia's caretaker coach midway through last year after the death of fellow-Briton Ian Porterfield.

Armenia have been drawn in European Group Five for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers along with Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia and Estonia.