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Nightmare start for new Armenia coach

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PALERMO, ITALY – NOVEMBER 18: The score board during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between Italy and Armenia on November 18, 2019 in Palermo, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Words aren’t enough to describe Abraham Khashmanyan’s terrible start as the new Armenia coach.

Following a 1-0 home defeat to Greece on his debut, the 52-year-old was powerless as his side crumbled against Italy without the injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan and suspended Rumyan Hovsepyan in the match.

Khashmanyan also got his tactics completely wrong, and things only got worse for him as the game reached the second half. Although Edgar Babayan’s goal 11 minutes from time at least gave some small consolation.