Paulo Sousa took the reins of Leicester City yesterday and made a good first impression on the press and the players.
Sousa, has has signed a three-year contract at City said: “This is a big club, a great club with a great history and now I want to make my own mark in the club’s history. I’m pleased to be here with an ambitious chairman who matches my own ambition. Together we want to do a great job for the fans, the city and for everyone, but also ourselves, because we want to be proud of ourselves.
One of the main reasons I came is the ambition of Milan and the ambition of this club. It comes very close to my own ambition. We can work together to achieve our targets. Of course the target is the Premier League.”
The first day of training saw the players meeting Sousa, and his assistant Bruno Oliveira for the first time.
They broke with tradition, replacing the usual, expected fitness training slog round Bradgate Park with some work with footballs.
Sousa explained to the Mercury: “The first training session went very well. It was a different approach from what I understand from their past. We approach it straight away with the ball. I saw they were a little bit anxious about that. But they coped quite well and everyone was delighted.”
Having watched England struggle to match the technique of the most average sides in the World Cup, this may well be the way forward…
Sousa has swiftly made an addition to his squad, securing a season-long loan for Benfica’s 21-year-old central defender Miguel Vitor.
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