Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa has promised to create an “ambitious project” in Bordeaux, currently 13th in the French soccer league and in which he has been presented today, and wants to “diversify the game model to create more chances of goal“.
Sousa, 48, today guided his first training session with the French, who drew 1-1 with Leonardo Monaco’s Monaco on Saturday and was presented to the media and supporters.
The sports director, Frédéric Longuépée, presented the Portuguese coach and thanked the former coaches, Brazilian Ricardo Gomes and Éric Bedouet, and the latter will continue in the technical team of Sousa.
Longuépée said he was “convinced” that Paulo Sousa will lead the club “to success in every field“, and then the word to Portuguese, who highlighted the fans as “the soul and heart” of a team that wants to be “ambitious “.
Confirming that he received “several proposals” from other clubs, the Portuguese coach assured that he chose the Girondins for having found “the right mindset and ambition to raise the level” as well as “the very history of the emblem.”
“I want to see my players playing with ambition … Against Monaco, I thought the players were better at their mentality, with more aggression,” he explained.
The former midfielder took up his coaching career in 2005, going through the U16 squad for Queens Park Rangers, Swansea, Leicester, Videoton, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Basel and Fiorentina before heading to China.
A course that gave him championship titles in Switzerland and Israel, as well as winning the Israeli Cup and the Hungarian League Cup, as well as two Hungarian Super Cups.