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Football: Southampton appoint ice hockey coach as chairman

Published on Mar 12, 2014 9:12 PM

(REUTERS) - Southampton have appointed an international ice hockey coach as their new chairman, the English Premier League football club announced on Wednesday.

Ralph Krueger, who has just returned from the Sochi Olympics where he helped Team Canada win the gold medal, takes over the role vacated by Nicola Cortese in January.

The 54-year-old Canadian-born German coached the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League during the 2012-13 season, and the Swiss national team from the 1997-98 season to the end of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

He was a special adviser to the Canada squad in Sochi.

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