Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Former Qatar manager Paulo Autuori has been appointed coach of Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama.
The 56-year-old agreed to terms with the Rio de Janeiro outfit Friday after the sacking of former coach Gaucho Wednesday, Vasco confirmed on its official website.
Autuori’s coaching CV includes two Copa Libertadores triumphs with Cruzeiro and Sao Paulo in addition to the FIFA Club World Cup in 2005, reports Xinhua.
It is understood Autuori accepted the job on the condition he could bring in his own staff, including assistant manager Rene Weber and fitness coach Gilvan Santos.
His first job in charge will be against Olaria in the Campeonato Carioca Wednesday.