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French veteran Mombaerts takes over as Melbourne City coach

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French veteran Erick Mombaerts has been appointed coach of the A-League's Melbourne City on a three-year contract. The 64-year-old Mombaerts was previously in charge of Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, Guingamp and Le Havre, as well as his country's under-18 and under-21 sides. He also spent three seasons in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos before stepping down in January 2018.

Melbourne City chief executive Brad Rowse said in a statement Thursday: "Erick has enjoyed success in France and Japan while playing the kind of attacking, progressive style of football that Melbourne City FC is striving for."

Mombaerts coached PSG from 1989-90, Toulouse from 2001-06 and Le Havre from 2012-14.

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