We suppose one of the positive things about Newcastle Unitedâ€™s search for a new manager is that itâ€™s news all around the world. Even the Boston Herald has a piece on it in today’s edition. The new news is that a top Brazilian coach has expressed his interest in the job on Tyneside.
Abel Braga – currently manager at Internacional of Brazil
But another highly respected coach who has admitted he is interested in the Newcastle manager position is 55-year-old Brazilian Abel Braga.
His representative, Alex McLaughlin, today said:
“Abel’s a very experienced coach who has outstanding tactical and coaching skills, and he’s managed at the highest levels in both Brazil and France.”
“He’s currently with Internacional in Brazil and they’ve just won the Dubai Cup, beating Inter Milan.”
He’s looking for an opportunity to return to Europe, and he knows all about the situation at Newcastle United.” “He believes he can bring success to whichever club he joins.”
Abel Braga is rated the sixth-best manager in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics and has managed in France (Marseilles), Portugal (FamalicÃ£o, Belenenses and VitÃ³ria de SetÃºbal) and at least 12 different clubs in Brazil.
Here are some facts that are interesting from the IFFHS web-site.