George Boateng takes charge at Kelantan

The former Premier League player has been handed the reins at the Red Warriors, replacing Englishman Steve Darby, who was sacked earlier this month
Former Dutch international George Boateng has been appointed as the new head coach of Kelantan FA, which will be his first managerial role.

This was announced by club president Tan Sri Annuar Musa on his official Facebook page, with the former Premier League midfielder replacing the sacked Steve Darby. The latter was relieved of his duties following a 4-0 defeat to Sime Darby FC last week, with ex-Switzerland defender Stephane Henchoz having been suggested as a possible replacement.

The 38-year-old Boateng is not a stranger to Malaysia, having spent time at fellow Malaysia Super League side T-Team FC two seasons ago. He is also a presenter on Astro Arena. Boateng will be assisted by six other coaches in his new role.

The Red Warriors have also brought in Ghana striker Prince Tagoe, who played at the 2010 World Cup, and Iraqi defender Hussein Alaa Hussein as their new foreign signings. The duo will replace Obinna Nwaneri and Mohammed Ghaddar.