Vital QPR takes a look at the reaction in the Portuguese media to Paulo Sousa`s appointment at Queens Park Rangers.
Sousa made over 50 appearances for his national side, and the Portuguese media covered his switch to W12 in great deal.
Paulo Sousa, 38, gets his first experience abroad as a coach. The former Portuguese international will train Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in the second English League. Paulo Sousa signed a contract until 2011 and says that he's always wanted to work for a big club and is' very excited ' about the adventure at QPR.
In a statement to the QPR Internet site, Paulo Sousa also states that he has 'great faith in their ideas and his capacities as coach, stressing that his philosophy is to play positive, attacking football . The first opportunity to show his worth is in the game on Saturday against Watford.
Regarding QPR's executive-director Flavio Briatore, Paulo Sousa points out that 'he is the right man' for the club's project, Briatore notes that the former footballer (Sousa) had a 'highly impressive' career and therefore has 'a great knowledge of the game.' Briatore also stresses that the Sousa had 'great experience after having worked with the national team of Portugal".
The only experience of Paulo Sousa as coach was on the Portuguese under 16 team, leaving that post in 2007.
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The former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa, 38, was announced today as coach of Queens Park Rangers, the team from the second echelon of English football.
The former player from Benfica, Chelsea, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, among others, and twice European champion, will rely on the experience he gained as the coach of the Portuguese under-16 team.
The contract, according to the announcement in the official website of Queens Park Rangers, extends over two seasons and a half.
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Paulo Sousa is the new coach of Queens Park Rangers, a club from the second echelon of English football. The contract is valid until 2011.
The former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa will coach Queens Park Rangers, which is currently in tenth position of the Championship, the English second division.
Paulo Sousa has told the club's website that 'it is an honour to be part of this project.' 'I always wanted to work in a great club and I am very excited about the opportunity to work at Queens Park Rangers,'
'I believe in my ideas too, in my capacity as coach and I believe strongly that I can achieve the objectives set by the management of the club,' he added.
The chairman of the English club, Flavio Briatore, is also happy: ' Paulo is a great acquisition for this club. I have followed his work over the past months, and he is the right man for our project.'
'He has great experience after having worked with the Portuguese national team. He is part of the new generation of coaches. He has worked with some of the best players in the world. We are excited about his acquisition,'
Paulo Sousa will make his debut as manager next Saturday, in the game with Watford.
The former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa, 38 , is the new coach of Queens Park Rangers, a club from the second tier of English football. The coach signed a contract for two and a half years and said that it was 'an honour to be part of this project '.
'I always wanted to work in a great club and I am very excited by the opportunity at Queens Park Rangers, 'said Paulo Sousa on the club's official website.
The former footballer has also said that he has confidence in his ideas and believes he has opportunities to achieve the objectives of the team
Queens Park Rangers confirmed at mid day the news today advanced by The Daily Mail, the hiring of Paulo Sousa to succeed Iain Dowie in the post of coach. The contract of former national coach of the under 16 team is for two and a half seasons, which runs until the end of the season in 2011.
Flavio Briatore, the owner of the London club and boss of Renault, Formula 1, was satisfied with the agreement reached with him: 'I have followed the work of Paulo Sousa over recent times and he is the right man for our project. '
The Queens Park Rangers are currently in the Championship, the second tier of English football, and occupies the tenth position. The debut of Paulo Sousa is scheduled for next Saturday, against Watford.
The former Portuguese international footballer Paulo Sousa is the new coach of Queens Park Rangers, English team in the Championship, corresponding to the League of honour in Portugal. The official announcement was made today on the site of the club owned by Flavio Briatore, team boss of the Renault Formula 1, and Bernie Ecclestone, commercial rights holder of F1.
The contract of Paulo Sousa will last two and half seasons, until 2011, and the Portuguese star will be in place on Saturday, against Watford, at a time when Queens Park Rangers is 10.th place in the championship with 25 points, 15 less than the leader Wolverhampton Wanderers. QPR, part of English football history, have seven wins, four draws and six defeats in 17 games.
'I always wanted to work in a great club and I am very excited about the opportunity to work at Queens Park Rangers,' he told the club's website. Paulo Sousa, whose resume as a coach is limited to an experience of the Portuguese under-16 teams.
The coach, 38, promises 'attacking football' and received high praise from Flavio Briatore. 'He has great experience after having worked in the Portuguese teams and is part of a new generation of coaches. He has worked with some of the best players in the world and we are excited to have him with us.'
Paulo Sousa successor to Iain Dowie, fired 15 games after having replaced the Italian Luigi Di Canio, and will have as deputy Gareth Ainsworth, who took the interim command of the team.
The new coach of Queen's Park Rangers says its an 'honour' to be part of this new project and that he always 'wanted to work in a big club '. Paulo Sousa has no doubts about the size of the job 'and believes he will 'achieve the objectives set by management.'.
The Coach has full confidence in his abilities to triumph in his work with QPR: 'I believe in my ideas, in my capacity as coach and I am sure I can reach the targets set by management.'
The former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa signed a contract as coach with Queens Park Rangers valid for two and a half seasons, announced Wednesday that the club which is the second tier of English football.
Paulo Sousa will begin the task of coaching with the assistance of Gareth Ainsworth, who took command of the coaching staff after the resignation (their words not mine) of Ian Dowie at the end of October
According to the London club's official website, the Portuguese will sit on the bench as early as next Saturday's game, for the Championship against Watford.
The Queens Park Rangers currently holds 10th position in the table with 25 points, 15 points behind the current leader Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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The former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa, 38 , was announced today as coach of Queens Park Rangers (QPR), the team from the second tier of English football.
The former player from Benfica, Chelsea, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund , and twice European champion, relies on the experience gained as a coach of the Portuguese under-16 team
The contract, according to the announcement on the official website of Queens Park Rangers, runs for two seasons and a half.
Paulo Sousa, also won the World Under-20 championship in Riyadh (1989) makes his debut on Saturday against Watford in command of the 10th ranked English Premier League (the second tier, with 24 teams).
The QPR have gained 25 points in 17 games already made from seven wins and four draws.
Paulo Sousa, defensive midfielder, revealed that his strategy of football is through attack, the only way to return to the QPR first tier.
'We will seek to play attacking football, with a positive attitude. To ensure positive results, we need to be constantly focused on our objectives. That is my request to the players, '
Moreover, the president of the club, Italian Flavio Briatore, also 'boss' of the Renault team in Formula 1, reminded us of the Portuguese international's career and welcomed the acquisition of the services of this ex-footballer.
'I have always followed closely the career of Paulo Sousa. It will be an advantage for QPR. He has a very wide knowledge of football, 'explained Briatore.
The Hungarian Akos Buszaky, former player of FC Porto, is one of the players available to Paulo Sousa in the squad from Queens Park Rangers.
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