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Keegan Named England’s Soccer Coach

May 14, 1999

LONDON (AP) _ Former English soccer star Kevin Keegan was hired Friday as his country’s national soccer coach.

He agreed to a three-year contract in a widely expected move. England’s Football Association said he will work through the 2002 World Cup.

``We see Kevin as England’s manager for the millennium and far beyond that,″ F.A. interim executive director David Davies said.

Keegan had taken over as coach in February from the fired Glenn Hoddle and said he would coach only four games so he could stay with his English club.

But two weeks ago he said he would take the job full time and leave Fulham as soon as a deal could be struck.

In two games, Keegan led England to a 3-1 win over Poland in a qualifier for the 2000 European Championship and a 1-1 tie in an exhibition with Hungary.

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