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Paulo Sousa Verbally Accepts Swansea Job

Paulo Sousa Verbally Accepts Swansea Job

Former QPR boss Paulo Sousa is expected to be confirmed as Swansea City's new manager, after verbally accepting the job.

The 38 year-old has hardly been mentioned until yesterday when there was speculation that he was in the city for talks with chairman Huw Jenkins.

by PeterGriffin
"Reading the man's CV, he looks like a fantastic appointment."
Today, SkyBet had him as clear favourite to take over as our new boss with odds at 2/5.

Swansea City fans were keen on former Spurs assistant Gus Poyet but Sousa has impressed the board and he is set to be confirmed shortly.

His coaching career began when he joined up with the Portugese national side, coaching the under-15s team. He then later joined Carlos Quieroz as his assistant.

Sousa had a very successful career as a player, winning the Champions League twice (the only player in history to win the competition back to back) and played with some of the top European sides including Inter Milan, Benfica, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

You can view our full profile of Paulo Sousa here

Adam Boxer, editor of Vital QPR, shared his views on their former manager:

Paulo Sousa was an emerging young manager who certainly had his own ideas on the game. Tactically he liked to mix it up a bit, we started off in a 4-4-2 diamond formation with wingers tucked inside, then we tried the 4-5-1 and 4-4-2 whenever he deemed it necessary.

He was still learning evidently and the amount of times he played a young Samuel Di Carmine up front on his own was very questionable as it evidently wasn't working. Saying that I was looking forward to pre-season and a new campaign under him because the signs were there that success could be in the offing with the right players.

His contract was terminated for divulging confidential information about the club - in other words telling a little too much to a supporter about specific players - the one that the media has lept on is Dexter Blackstock being loaned out without his permission - I'm not that sympathetic on that count because Dexter wasn't in his plans anyway.

I was bitterly disappointed when I heard that he went and it looks like he wants to pursue a career in the UK which is fantastic for him. A lot of other managers would just run back to Portugal or the continent in general, but fair play he wants to stick it out.

I'm sure if Paulo were to manage Swansea he would take on what Roberto has done and improve it - whether he gets the chance remains to be seen.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday June 18 2009
Time: 2:37PM

Comments

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well i didnt expext it to be him but im sure he,l do a good job.
james,jackarmy
18/06/2009 15:47:00
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Welcome to Swansea Mr.Sousa, I wish you every sucess in your new position.
OriginalXOR
18/06/2009 17:11:00
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You are lucky to have him. If he is given more time than he was given with us, he will take Swansea up and keep them there.
LeeCookFan
18/06/2009 18:17:00
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excellent appointment
rubberjonny72
18/06/2009 18:30:00
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Not to happy myself he has done nothing as a manager and as we all know former great players dont always make good managers please prove me wrong
taylor2078
18/06/2009 18:49:00
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Martinez was the same
KevinE
18/06/2009 19:00:00
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disappointed it's not Poyet but I think Sousa could be a great appointment
GThomas
18/06/2009 19:10:00
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I'm afraid Sousa will be lacking experience in the transfer market where Poyet would be much skillful due to his contacts in top football tiers. However, regarding the style of football we got used to he's a good candidate.
Czech_Jack
18/06/2009 20:36:00
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Why will he be lacking experience in the transfer market? He will have loads of top class contacts in the game and particularly knows the European market. Not sure how much input he had in the signings at QPR but he'll have some experience.
KevinE
19/06/2009 13:51:00
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I was quite unimpressed by QPRs transfer policy last year during his tenure. I don't doubt his contacts but I'm not sure if he'd be able to take the same shrewd approach in scouting and negotiating. But I wish him to prove me wrong!
Czech_Jack
19/06/2009 14:29:00
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