Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Sousa confirmed as new manager

Sousa confirmed as new manager

Paulo Sousa has been officially installed as the new manager of Leicester City.

Sousa left his managerial post at Swansea over the weekend to begin talks with the Foxes, with chairman Milan Mandaric finalising the deal yesterday.

The experienced Portuguese will be officially unveiled at a press conference scheduled today at 1.30 p.m.

Sousa arrives at Leicester having lead Swansea to a 7th place finish in the Championship last season, narrowly missing out on the playoffs.

He began his coaching career with the Portugese national team, taking over the under-15 side before working his way up to the position of assistant to Carlos Queiroz.

His first break in English football management came at Queens Park Rangers, a rein which ended sourly after Sousa divulged information that he had no say in Dexter Blackstock's move to Nottingham Forest.

A move to Swansea followed after his sacking, replacing Roberto Martinez at the helm. A tough act to follow, Sousa achieved a higher finish without star striker Jason Scotland, but could not lead the Swans to the play-offs.

Sousa already has good relations with chairman Milan Mandaric, and was a guest to Leicester's play-off semi-final tie with Cardiff in May.

Mandaric himself on the appointment said: 'I am delighted to acquire a manager of such great calibre. Paulo has an excellent reputation as both a player, and now as a manager, and I believe that he is the right man to take our club forward.

'I admire his style of football and I am sure all supporters will join me in looking ahead to the new season.'

Sousa admitted he was relishing the challenge of managing the club.

'I am delighted to be here, it is a great club with great supporters and a rich history and I am very excited by the challenge.

'The club has a fantastic stadium with great facilities and I am very much looking forward to working with the players.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:JBFox
Date:Wednesday July 7 2010
Time: 1:21PM

Comments

0
Look forward to watching negative football chaps and when your losing watch Sousa's inabilty to change things 4-5-1 his chosen formation good riddance
taylor2078
07/07/2010 20:08:00
0
Ditto, also think QPR board relations lead to departure (talk about contacts & players), Swansea board relations hit stalemate (contracts & loan players) the guy wouldn't even speak with his scouts (apparently). Expect a tight defence but boring football and if he stamps his feet, do what he asks or risk total breakdown. To not even respect his last job is a testament to his loyalty, his and his alone. Serously good luck this season, I feel you'll be needing it.
OriginalXOR
08/07/2010 22:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

No Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal

Manager Craig Shakespeare has been holding his pre Arsenal press conference today and it's not good news when it comes to the state of play with injuries.

Officials - Arsenal v Leicester (26/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Arsenal and Leicester City this Wednesday.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Ulloa Gives Leicester A Second Chance?

Over the weekend striker Leonardo Ulloa was quoted in the media as saying that he'd see how the remaining matches this season went before making a decision...

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

CL - Atletico MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel2%
Simpson15%
Morgan0%
Benalouane0%
Fuchs7%
Mahrez15%
Ndidi0%
Drinkwater0%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki0%
Vardy38%
Sub - Chilwell23%
Sub - Ulloa0%
Sub - Amartey0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 32 24 3 5 75 38
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 31 11 7 13 40 -3
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 26 2017 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Manchester United (H)
Community Shield
Vital Football Comment