Former Tottenham Hotspur assistant first-team coach Joao Sacramento is one of the contenders to take over at Bordeaux, according to Foot Mercato.
Sacramento served as Jose Mourinho’s assistant during the Portuguese coach’s year and a half at the helm at Tottenham.
It was the first time that Sacramento had worked with Mourinho, who had tweaked his backroom staff following his spell at Manchester United.
The former Spurs boss has spoken in glowing terms about Sacramento’s “talent” and “motivation” and backed him to have a big future in the game (Daily Mail).
The 33-year-old followed Mourinho to AS Roma but he took to Instagram at the end of last year to announce that he would be parting ways with the Serie A club.
It now looks as though Sacramento could be about to begin his own personal journey as a head coach, with the former Spurs man said to be one of the contenders to take over at Bordeaux.
FootMercato report that Bordeaux are set to sack their manager Vladimir Petkovic and that the former Lille and Tottenham assistant coach is one of the names being considered for the job.
Former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia is thought to be the other leading contender to take over from Petkovic at the relegation-threatened club.
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When Spurs appointed Mourinho, there was a lot made about how Sacramento would be the one to change his compatriot’s conservative tactical set-up into a more attacking one (Sky Sports).
However, we hardly saw any of that at Spurs and after his first couple of months in charge, Mourinho quickly reverted to his tried and tested method of putting ten men behind the ball.
Perhaps, it is harsh to judge Sacramento based on that as we do not know the level of authority or input that the 33-year-old had at Spurs. If he gets the Bordeaux job, it will certainly be interesting to see how he gets on and how he sets the team up.
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