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Four-time Brazilian Serie A champions Vasco da Gama have named Milton Mendes as their new coach.

The 51-year-old replaces Cristovao Borges, who was sacked after the club’s elimination from the Copa do Brazil football tournament last week, reports Xinhua news agency.

“I’m very happy to have been given this opportunity and I’m going to grab it with both hands. I’m motivated and optimistic,” Mendes told Vasco’s official website.

Mendes is a former Vasco youth team player and made 26 appearances for the Rio de Janeiro club in the mid-1980s

He began his coaching career in 2001 and completed his UEFA badges shortly after. He has coached clubs in Brazil, Japan, Qatar and Portugal.

First Published | 20 March 2017 1:49 PM
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