Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 April / corr. Trend R. Ergun/ Some 74.76% (2,573) of Azerbaijani football fans interviewed viewed the appointment of Bertie Fogts as the chief coach in a positive way.
Some 13.12% (452) people interviewed were against the appointment of Fogts as head coach of the Azerbaijani team and 12.19% (420) preferred to be neutral.
Fogts has been leading the Azerbaijani team since early April. In 1996, he led the German team to victory in the European Championship as their chief coach.
The German coach expressed his confidence that the Azerbaijani team will be able gain points against the German and Russian teams during the ceremony where he was introduced to the football circles in Azerbaijan.
The AFFA contract with Fogts will terminate in 2009.
He will work with the Azerbaijani team against the teams of Germany, Russia, Finland, Wales, and Liechtenstein, and in the selection round of the world championship to be held in 2010.