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Ex-Udinese midfielder Valentim named Botafogo coach

Wednesday - February 14, 2018 2:20 pm , Category : SPORTS

Rio de Janeiro Feb 14 (IANS) Brazilian football club Botafogo has named former Udinese midfielder Alberto Valentim as its coach for the remainder of 2018.



The 42-year-old replaces Felipe Conceicao who was sacked on Saturday after just seven matches in charge reports Xinhua news agency.

"To coach Botafogo is an honour and I m really happy to accept the challenge " Valentim told the Rio de Janeiro s club s website on Tuesday.

"I m aware of the size of the club and the passion of the fans. I m ready to work together to repay the faith shown in me."

Valentim has just one year of experience as a first-team coach. He was appointed manager of Serie D club Red Bull Brasil in early 2017 before taking over as interim coach of Brazilian Serie A side Palmeiras in October.

As a player Valentim is best remembered for his six-year spell with Italian top-division club Udinese at the turn of the century. He also represented Brazil s under-20 and under-23 teams.

--IANS
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