Oriol Mohedano appointed as Phnom Penh Crown head coach

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FC have announced the appointment of Oriol Mohedano as the club’s First-Team Head Coach ahead of the new league season which gets underway in February.

The Spanish coach will replace Sam Schweingruber as the German had a road accident last month and unable to undertake his duties for the immediate future.

Twenty-nine-year-old Mohedano was born in Barcelona, Spain and is a UEFA A-License coach with playing experience in his home country and a coaching pedigree that has seen him enjoy roles in Spain, Switzerland and Finland before this. But this is his first coaching position in Asia. A one-year contract has been signed.

In taking on the role at Crown, Mohedano said, “I have been speaking to Sam [Schweingruber] for the past six months about our mutual passion for football, its methodology and about working together to share the workload at PPCFC. I see this as a natural step in progressing my coaching career.”

“This club has a clear identity, with a very young squad and I am motivated to develop the youngsters. I too am a young coach and I’m happy with this opportunity to join a club with such high ambitions, this is a great club, recognized as the best in , and my target is to continue to produce high-quality football. I’m not shy, I have no limits and I will aim as high as possible.”

Crown gets their C-League campaign underway on February 7 in their opening game against Boeung Ket Angkor FC.