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Abel Braga gets kicked out on the same day as his birthday

Abel Braga gets kicked out on the same day as his birthday

This day should have been marked by celebrations, but on Wednesday morning 1 FC Lugano, of Switzerland, announced the termination of the contract with coach Abel Braga, precisely on the day the Brazilian completes his 69th birthday. Along with Abel, assistants Ricardo left Colpacchini and Leumier de Sousa club.

Abel joined the Swiss national team on June 7 and left the club even before he completed three months in office, after Lugano’s 3-2 defeat to Sion, last Saturday, 28. The team occupies sixth place in the Swiss championship, with two wins and two losses. . Under Abel’s leadership, the club scored one win, three draws and one defeat in friendly matches. The team also crushed La Chaux-de-Fonds 7-1 in the Swiss Cup.

The club issued an ultimatum announcing the dismissal of the coach and his assistants. FC Lugano announces that it has decided, after a careful analysis of the situation, to immediately dismiss Abel Braga from his position as coach. The same decision was made about assistants Riccardo Colpaccini and Léomyr de Sousa.”

Clube also thanked Abel for his work. “The club would like to thank Abel, Ricardo and Leumier, who have always been very professional, for their excellent work and great effort. At the same time, until the announcement of the new coach, we confirm that Mattia Croce-Torte will temporarily lead the management of the first team.”, concludes the note.



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The coach was the Brazilian vice-champion ahead of Internacional, before he signed with Lugano. In Europe, before Lugano, Abel recently appeared at Olympique de Marseille between 2000 and 2001.

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