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Oliveira Portugal's new coach!

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Oliveira to be new Portugal manager

Antonio Oliveira is set to take over as coach of Portugal for the second time, replacing Humberto Coelho who resigned after the country's semi-final exit at Euro 2000.

The Portuguese sports newspaper Record reported on Wednesday that Gilberto Madail, president of the Portuguese Football Federation, will officially announce the decision during the next 48 hours.

In his previous spell as national boss, Oliveira guided Portugal to Euro 96, where they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage. He has also won two League championships at Porto.

Madail is expected to announce the decision after speaking with his technical committee. Although there is some resistance within the committee to Oliveira's appointment, it is expected that he will receive majority approval.

Personally I think it's a great decision. Afterall, the man does know what excellence is all about having coached FCP!
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no surprise marco doesn't like simao sabrosa, as he's from sporting
most people at sporting rated simao as better than figo. give the guy a break as he's only 20 and already had 2 seasons in a senior clubs first team - he's the same age as paulo costa btw and done so much more.
Costa played for Alverca

Simao started 12 league games for Barca and started in the CL as well as training with the best players in the world.

...and now Figo's left...

btw did not starting a single league game hurt Maric last year?
i still think he's got talent. i think he'll play plenty for you this year, esp with CL commitments. He wants to play
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