German Antoine Hey, who was in charge of the Kenya national football team Harambee Stars in 2009 has been hired as the new head coach of the Myanmar U23 national team on a year long a contract that keeps him at the team until December 2019.
Speaking on his appointment, Hey said he believes he will succeed at his new side.
"If there was no belief to succeed, I will not have accepted to do this work,” the German is quoted by the Myanmar Football Federation portal.
Before the Myanmar job, Hey was in charge of the Rwanda national team after being tasked to lead the East African team following the departure of Briton John Mackinstry. He left the side earlier in the year after leading it in the CHAN Championship held in Morocco.
In his playing days as a midfielder, the 47-year-old played for Swiss club Grasshopper, German sides Dusseldorf, Schalke, Fortuna Koln and England's Birmingham City and hung boots in 2004 after featuring for VfR Neumünster.
Apart from managing Harambee Stars and Rwanda, Hey has also coached Liberia. He has also worked as Technical Director at the Bahrain Football Federation and the Liberian Football Federation.
Hey's first challenge will be to prepare Myanmar for the AFF Cup in December.