RIO DE JANEIRO - Internacional great
Paulo Roberto Falcao was confirmed as the new coach of the South
American champions on Sunday.
The former Brazil and AS Roma midfielder, who won the
Brazilian championship three times as a player with
Internacional, is charged with retaining the Libertadores Cup
the club won for the second time last year.
The 57-year-old Falcao, who has not worked as a coach since
the first half of the 1990s when he had spells in charge of
Brazil, Internacional and Japan, replaces Celso Roth who was
sacked on Friday.
"Reds fans are called on to come to the Beira-Rio stadium on
Monday to greet their eternal idol and now coach of
Internacional, Paulo Roberto Falcao," the club from the southern
Brazilian city of Porto Alegre said on their website.
Falcao played for a brilliant Brazil side at the 1982 World
Cup in Spain and was also in the team four years later in
Mexico. He helped Roma win the Serie A title in 1983.
Internacional face Emelec of Ecuador at home on April 19 in
their final Libertadores Cup Group Six match after losing away
to Chiapas of Mexico last Wednesday when a draw would have
secured their placed in the last 16.
Inter lead the group with 10 points, one more than Chiapas
and two ahead of Emelec.
Playing under caretaker coach Andre Doring on Sunday, Inter
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