Could Paulo Sousa be the new head coach?
January 5, 2013
Well, maybe the supposed stalemate with Gary McAllister will not be resolved after all. According to Alexi Lalas, now with ESPN but formerly the red-headed clown formerly in charge of this very club, the new Metro manager might be Paulo Sousa.
The former Portuguese international has a distinguished playing career, winning the Champions League with both Juventus and Borussia Dortmund. Paulo Sousa retired as a player in 2002, and managed Portugal's Under-16 team before moving to England with Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, and Leicester. His stint at Swansea was considered successful, but he lasted just three months at Leicester. Paulo Sousa is currently in charge of Videoton in the Hungarian league, a position he has held since May of last year.
Update: On Monday, Paulo Sousa left Videoton for "family reasons". The NY Post calls him a frontrunner, while saying that McAllister is no longer a candidate.
Update: According to SoccerByIves on January 14, "the Red Bulls will name Paulo Sousa head coach as early as this week".