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Notts County appoint Backe as new manager

Notts County have confirmed the appointment of Hans Backe as their new boss and he has agreed a three-year contract at Meadow Lane. The 57-year-old Swede arrived at the club accompanied by countryman Sven-Goran Eriksson, director of football at County, on Tuesday morning.

A brief statement on the club's official website read: "Notts County are this afternoon pleased to announce the appointment of Hans Backe as the club's new first-team manager.

"Hans has signed a three-year contract and starts his duties with immediate effect."

Backe has spent much of his managerial career in Scandinavia and has won four Danish titles with FC Copenhagen and Aalborg.

He has also had spells at Austrian side Salzburg and Greek giants Panathinaikos.

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