Cuper to helm Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Football Association has named Hector Cuper as the new head coach of the White Wolves.

The 62-year-old former Argentinian international led Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, where they suffered three consecutive losses to finish last in Group A.

The former Valencia coach’s first task will be to prepare Uzbekistan for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 next January.

Uzbekistan are grouped alongside four-time Asian champions Japan, Oman and Turkmenistan in Group F.

Cuper’s four-year contract will see him take charge of the White Wolves through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as Uzbekistan make a bid for their first appearance on the world stage.

His official presentation and first press conference will be held in Tashkent on August 8.