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Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins takes charge of Jordan national team

The Jordan Football Association have announced Ray Wilkins as the new Jordanian National Team Head Coach and Frank Stapleton as his assistant.

The JFA have retaining the services of the current coaching staff that is consisted of Ahmad Abdul Qader, Anzor Hina, Waleed Michael and Manuel Barriounuevo.

The decision was taken under the guidance of JFA President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, who was trusted by the JFA Executive Board since he was first elected as President of Jordan Football Association in February 1999.

The newly appointed Head Coach will take on the duties of the National Team after they comeback from their friendly encounters against Uzbekistan on September 4th 2014, and China on September 9th 2014.

Wilkins accompanied Prince Ali to the Nashama’s first training session on August 28th 2014, to take a closer look at the team and observe the technical and fitness side of Al-Nashama. 

Wilkins has also inquired about the players in terms of technical aspects, and then got several videos of the National Team’s matches at the Asian Cup Qualifiers, the World Cup qualifiers, West Asian Football Federation Championship, in addition to the friendly encounter against Colombia for review and study.

Wilkins' most recent coaching role was with Fulham last season, but his most notable role was working at Chelsea for several years as assistant manager.

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