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Paulo Sousa appointed Videoton coach

Published: Sunday 15 May 2011, 19.52CET
Former Portugal international Paulo Sousa will coach recently crowned Hungarian champions Videoton FC next season after being appointed to replace György Mezey in the summer.
Paulo Sousa appointed Videoton coach
Paulo Sousa will take the Videoton reins next term ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 15 May 2011, 19.52CET

Paulo Sousa appointed Videoton coach

Former Portugal international Paulo Sousa will coach recently crowned Hungarian champions Videoton FC next season after being appointed to replace György Mezey in the summer.

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.

Last updated: 15/05/11 21.08CET

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