UK Cypriot Stephen Constantine appointed new head coach of Pafos FC

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Stephen Constantine is appointed new Head Coach of Pafos FC.Stephen, having spent a month with the Club in the position of Chief of Football Operations will continue his journey with the team as the Head Coach.

His 25 years long managing career saw him working with 6 national teams and several clubs in 4 continents, including Cypriot ΑΡΕΡ, Ethnikos Achnas and Nea Salamina. Stephen’s professionalism is acknowledged by numerous awards received, including 2017 Cypriot Coach of the Year Abroad.

Stephen Constantine has managed five national teams, which is more than any other Englishman. His first national job was in Nepal in 1999; he has since managed India, Sudan, Malawi, and Rwanda. Born in London, and raised in England and Cyprus, Constantine also spent a year as Millwall’s first team coach.

He has also written the book But ‘From Delhi to the Den’ isn’t simply a tale of one man planning his next coaching expedition in another far-flung corner of the world. Constantine explores the pressures of paying the mortgage when most jobs don’t last 12 months, and the solitude of life on the road when your wife and children still reside thousands of miles away.

We hear of how qualifications are trumped by reputations, and why dealing with Football Associations isn’t exactly plain-sailing, especially with governmental interference.

Anyone interested in football, travel, or adventure will love this book.
Owen Amos, who collaborated with Stephen on this book, is a senior journalist for the BBC website. He has previously worked for BBC Radio 4 and began his career as a reporter on the Northern Echo in Darlington.

‘From Delhi to the Den’ is out now and can be bought from www.decoubertin.co.uk/Constantine, priced £12.99.

Michael Yiakoumi

Michael Yiakoumi

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