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Valeri Nepomniachi

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Full nameВалерий Кузьмич Непомнящий
Valeri Kuzmyich Nepomniachi
Playing positionDefender

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Valeri Kuzmyich Nepomniachi ( ), (born 7 August 1943 in Slavgorod, Altai Krai) is a former Russian football (soccer) player and current manager.

Most famously he coached the Cameroon national football team when they surprisingly made the quarterfinals in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. From 1992 to 1994 he coached clubs in Turkey. In 1994 he became head-coach of South Korea's Yukong Kokkiri, and in 1996 led them to a victory in K-League Cup. In 2001, he took over the job of J. League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima manager from Eddie Thomson. He has also coached Shanghai Shenhua, (whom he led to a second place finish for the first time in his career), from 2004 to 2005, and the Uzbekistan national football team in 2006. He worked as a football commentator for a Russian television channel, “NTV-Plus”. In September 2008 he signed 2 year contract with Russian club Tom.

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