Soccer-Hungarians Fehervar say Matthaeus deal is off

BUDAPEST, June 27 - Former World Cup winner Lothar
Matthaeus will not, after all, be taking over as manager of
Hungarian first division team Fehervar FC.

The club announced the German's appointment earlier this
month but on Saturday the League Cup winners said on their
website (http://vidi.hu/home) the deal was off.

Fehervar gave no explanation for the about-turn, simply
saying that West Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning captain would
not become manager.

Former midfielder Matthaeus, capped a record 150 times by
his country, was Hungary coach from February 2004 to December

His last job was in Israel where he managed Maccabi Netanya.

Fehervar finished sixth in the league last season.

(Writing by Zoltan Fazekas, editing by Tony Jimenez. To
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