Brazil Under-20 boss Ney Franco takes São Paulo helm
Brazil Under-20 manager Ney Franco has left his post to take over from Emerson Leão as the new head coach of São Paulo.
Ney Franco led the national youth team to success at the World Cup and South American Championship in 2011, adding further to his already strong reputation as a manager.
Previously in charge at Flamengo and Coritiba amongst others, the 45-year-old already has a Copa do Brasil, Carioca state championship and Série B title to his name in domestic football.
"São Paulo is the perfect place to put my work philosophy into practice," Ney Franco said.
"I like to get the most out of the seniors and give opportunities for the young players. With my experience and style of football, I'm convinced I can do a great job."
From his time with the national set-up, Ney Franco is already familiar with the likes of Lucas Moura, Casemiro and Bruno Uvini and will surely look to use these relationships to his advantage in the coming months.