FORMER Hibs and Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen has been appointed head coach of the Hong Kong national side.
The 52-year-old was unveiled on Tuesday and succeeds Englishman Gary White at the helm of the Asian minnows after penning a contract until 2020.
Finnish legend Paatelainen’s first match in charge will be a friendly against Taiwan on June 11 before they embark on the lengthy qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in September
He said: “I’m
“It’s a wonderful opportunity. From the first moment that I started talking to everybody at the Hong Kong FA, I
Paatelainen has been out of work since leaving his previous job as Latvia manager in December, while he was also in charge of Finland between 2011 and 2015.
At club level, Paatelainen has bossed Cowdenbeath, Hibs, Kilmarnock and Dundee United in Scotland with varying degrees of success.