Former PSG and Porto manager Artur Jorge has been named Cameroon’s new coach, following Winfried Schaefer’s sacking last November.

Cameroon’s early elimination from the 2004 African Cup of Nations and a disappointing start to their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign, resulted in Winfried Schaefer’s departure.

Since then, several successors had been linked to the vacancy, with the likes of former Liverpool boss Gerard Houiller, ex-Spurs’ coach Jacques Santini and former Fulham manager Jean Tigana reported to be in line for the post.

Today, Cameroon’s Sports Minister Philippe Mbarga officially confirmed the appointment of 59-year-old Artur Jorge as Cameroon’s new manager. He will be helped by assistants Raoul Aguas and Jules Nyougha.