Paul Put

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Paul Put
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-05-26) 26 May 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Merksem, Belgium
Club information
Current team
USM Alger (manager)
Teams managed
2001–2003 Lokeren
2004–2005 Lierse
2006 Mouscron
2008–2011 Gambia
2012–2015 Burkina Faso
2015–2016 Jordan
2016– USM Alger

Paul Put (born 26 May 1956) is a Belgian football coach and current manager of USM Alger.


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]

In February 2017 he was one of a number of managers on the shortlist for the vacant Rwanda national team manager role.[10]

USM Alger[edit]

On October 30, 2016 Paul Put became the new coach of the USM Alger for two years.[11] his first match was in derby against USM El Harrach and lost 2–0.