Flamengo’s search for a coach in Portugal is coming to an end. Far and away from Jorge Jesus, the board has turned its attention to Paulo Sousa and put forward the appointment of the current captain of the Polish national team. The contract will be for two years.
Paulo Sousa, coach of the Poland national team – Photo: JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP
In Portugal, Record newspaper has already taken Paulo Sousa to Flamengo for granted. The coach was the first to meet Marcos Braz and Bruno Spindel in Lisbon and captivated the red and black directors, who had already analyzed the name Paulo Sousa, even before contracting with Dom. It aroused international interest recently.
Cesare Colleza, president of the Polish Football Association, posted on Twitter that Paulo Sousa had asked to terminate the contract, which he denied. Thus, it will be necessary to negotiate or pay a fine.
– Paulo Sousa informed me today that he wants to terminate the contract due to an offer from another club. This is very irresponsible behavior and goes against the coach’s previous statements. said Kulesza, so I vehemently refused.
Flamengo went to Portugal with the desire to sign Jorge Jesus. There was a meeting with the coach, but things did not go as expected and the negative repercussions created an additional obstacle. JJ asked not to officially confirm the meeting, which later ended during an interview with assistant João de Deus, to the chagrin of the rubro-negro leaders.
Benfica assistant says Jorge Jesus will not return to Flamengo
In a conversation with Rui Costa, Benfica president, Jorge Jesus indicated that his idea is to stay at the club, face Porto at 30, and fulfill his contract. This referral affected Flamengo’s decision to look for another alternative, in the case of Paulo Sousa.
The career of Paulo Souza
Paulo Sousa is 51 years old and was an outstanding player. He started his career in the youth teams of Benfica until his debut in the first team. It was for an elegant midfielder and perfect technique, starring with Gil Figo and Rui Costa. He also defended Sporting and was the Champions League champion for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski and Paulo Sousa, current coach of the Polish national team – Photo: clone / Twitter Paulo Sousa
After the climax, he was hampered by numerous injuries. He returned to Italy in the following years, working at Inter Milan and Parma. In 2001 he played for Panathinaikos from Greece and finished his career in Espanyol from Spain. For Portugal, he was the under-20 world champion in 1989.
After hanging up his boots, he worked with Portugal’s youth teams and then was an assistant to Filipao at the 2006 World Cup. He directed Swansea and Leicester for the next two years.
He also worked in Hungary, Israel and Switzerland, where he was a champion for Basel. In 2015, he did a laudable act in Fiorentina. Before becoming captain of Poland, he still ran Bordeaux, France.
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