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Dutchman Arie Haan has been chosen by China to be their new national coach, replacing Bora Milutinovic who quit after the World Cup finals.

“I have a lot of confidence because otherwise I wouldn’t come to so big a country,” former World Cup star Haan said.

“I think there’s a very good future here, and I’d like to be a part of it.”

Haan said he aimed to replicate the success of compatriot Guus Hiddink, who took South Korea to the World Cup semi-finals.

“Everybody was looking in Western Europe, especially Holland, at what a fine job he was doing,” said Haan.

“I can only hope I do the same. I have the confidence to do it.”

Haan’s salary demands of around œ450,000 a year were reported by Chinese media to be the most modest of the five candidate, who included Holland assistant coach Wim Van Hanagem and former Japan coach Phillippe Troussier.

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