Paul Put

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Paul Put
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-05-26) 26 May 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Merksem, Belgium
Club information
Current team
Guinea (manager)
Teams managed
2001–2003 Lokeren
2004–2005 Lierse
2006 Mouscron
2008–2011 Gambia
2012–2015 Burkina Faso
2015–2016 Jordan
2016–2017 USM Alger
2017–2018 Kenya
2018 Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard
2018– Guinea

Paul Put (born 26 May 1956) is a Belgian football coach who manages the Guinea national team.


Put was manager of the Gambian national team between 2008[1] and 2011,[2] before being appointed as manager of Burkina Faso in March 2012.[3] He had previously managed Belgian club sides Geel, Lokeren and Lierse, before being banned for three-years by the Royal Belgian Football Association for his alleged involvement in the Ye Zheyun match-fixing scandal.[4]

Put left his role as Burkina Faso manager in February 2015,[5] before becoming manager of Jordan in June 2015.[6] Following a two-week suspension by the Jordan Football Association on 20 December 2015,[7] Put resigned his position as manager of the Jordan national team in January 2016.[8] He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016.[9]

On 30 October 2016 he was announced as manager of Algerian club USM Alger, on a two-year contract.[10] In February 2017 he was one of a number of managers on the shortlist for the vacant Rwanda national team manager role.[11] He became the manager of the Kenyan national team in November 2017,[12] before resigning in February 2018.[13]

He became manager of Chinese club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard later that month, signing a three-year contract.[14] In March 2018 he was appointed manager of the Guinea national team.[15]


  1. ^ "GFA Finally Sign Coach Paul Put". The Point. Gambia. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Gambia begin search for new coach after sacking Put". BBC Sport. 3 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012.
  4. ^ Kingsley Kobo (23 March 2012). "Belgian Paul Put named Burkina Faso coach".
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2017-05-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ "USM Alger : le Belge Paul Put nouvel entraineur". lagazettedufennec. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  11. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (14 February 2017). "Samson Siasia and Winfried Schafer on Rwanda coach shortlist". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
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  14. ^ Paul Put gets Sh20m deal in China
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