Former Portugal midfielder Paulo Sousa will take over the coaching reins of recently crowned Hungarian champions Videoton FC next season.
The Szekesfehervar outfit secured their maiden championship crown on Wednesday but will replace current coach György Mezey at the end of the campaign, with the prospect of UEFA Champions League qualifying lying in wait for Sousa next term. "I've taken note of this decision and wish the club all the best," said Mezey. "I'm proud of what I've done but I couldn't continue to realise my plans to make the club successful in Europe."
Mezey will see out Videoton's remaining fixtures this season, including Tuesday's Hungarian Cup final against Kecskeméti TE, before Sousa begins a three-year stint in June. Aged 40, the former SL Benfica, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund player has previous coaching experience from brief spells with Queens Park Rangers FC, Swansea City FC and Leicester City FC.
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