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Globe-trotting Connor to lead Zimbabwe's 'Green' army

Published 14/01/2012 | 05:00

With the League of Ireland's transfer merry-go-round still in full swing, players and managers have been upping sticks for pastures new. However, few will be able to match Sean Connor's dramatic change of base.

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The former Gypsies boss washed up in Zimbabwe this week to take over as new manager of CAPS United. The Harare-based club, known as the Green Machine appropriately enough, are to give the Northern Irishman a three-year deal as the traditional giants of Zimbabwe's Division One look to end their six-year wait for a league title.

"A good friend of mine in Ireland has been speaking to me, for the past six months, about the possibility of coming here to coach and I have to say that I am happy to be finally here," Connor said. After Galway United's dark days last season, this should be a walk in the park.

Irish Independent

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