Chapecoense appoint new coach after air crash

Chapecoense Real. (Getty Images)
Chapecoense Real. (Getty Images)

Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense have appointed a new coach after the airline crash last week that killed 71 people, including most of their players, coaching staff and board.

Vagner Mancini has experience with middle-of-the-table teams like Chapecoense. In 2005, he led Paulista to the Brazilian Cup title.

Mancini has also coached big clubs such as Gremio, Santos, Vasco da Gama, Cruzeiro, and Botafogo.

Chapecoense are rebuilding to play the Copa Libertadores for the first time in their 43-year history. They only have six eligible players in their professional squad at the moment.

Chapecoense have announced they will abandon their match against Atletico Mineiro in the last round of the Brazilian championship this weekend.

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