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Sousa: Swansea City Need A Youth Academy

Sousa: Swansea City Need A Youth Academy

Paulo Sousa explained his plans at Swansea City Football Club in an interview with Portuguese paper Diario de Noticias.

The 38 year-old explained that the club need a Youth Academy in order to grow:

"In Wales there are two big clubs, which are Cardiff and Swansea.

Cardiff is always the reference point, and this project is to change that logic. We had a conversation about the quality of football the team must play, and then we addressed the structural side of the club.

The club wants to establish itself on the map of world football.

"In the short term, there is a clear objective: the club does not have an academy.

Without an academy, we cannot grow. This is an essential step and the first investments will be channelled into that.

"For now, we want to keep the team in the top ten places. Depending on the results this season, we will decide if we need to take a further step forward or consolidate our position."

"English football is extraordinary, and to live it day by day is great for any sportsman, either a player or a coach. I did six years coaching with Uefa and was given the opportunity to study the culture of various countries and clubs, which further strengthened my desire to manage in English football.


Sousa is also looking to reach the same heights he did as a player in management and wants to reach the very top again. Sousa played for some of the top teams in Europe, winning the Champions League twice in consecutive years. He added:

I have confidence in my capabilities, confidence in my ideas and I do not have doubts that I can reach the very top."



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday July 10 2009
Time: 8:47PM

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uhhh, "top ten" ?
merenoob
10/07/2009 21:14:00
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BlueBirds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bluebirdlewis
10/07/2009 23:44:00
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why are you here? obsessed with us and you know it
GThomas
11/07/2009 14:36:00
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pmsl we all expecting play-offs or am i the only 1
portalbot_jack2k9
11/07/2009 18:46:00
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