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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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u think Oliveira will give some other guys chances? Namely Barbosa, Meira, Maniche, Leal, Bakero (please oh please!), Chainho and Domingos?
I think Simao will be a big flop.....*unless* he gets some serious first team action this season and the following years...the young players I think will be the best in the future are:
Bakero (only if he grows up!), Delfim, Ricardo Silva, Candido Costa, Hugo Leal and Paulo Costa.
hey Santa..I like Figo and he's from Sporting, I love Beto and he's from Sporting, I like Delfim and he's from Sporting, don't forget Futre started in Sporting. So I don't buy that shi_t. I don't like Simao because I have never seen a Portuguese who promised so much do nothing. Somehow I feel that the story of Simao will be his promise..which sadly I don't think we'll ever get in full.
actually the one who hated Coelho was me. And I ate my shoe for that one..but frankly I don't give a flaming fuc_k. During the Euro I was not a Portista in the least bit I was Portuguese......
Paulo Costa got first team play this season...Simao twiddled his thumbs this season.
yes Maric's lack of first team action hurt him last season. And he is not pencilled in as a titular this season anyways. He will slowly progress through the ranks and will be a starter next season.
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