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Andres Sanchez planning breakaway league - report

Lancenet have been informed by an unnamed "important São Paulo director" that former Corinthians director Andres Sanchez is in the process of planning a breakaway Brazilian league.

Andres Sanchez, who left his role as technical director of the Brazilian national team at the end of November, is one of the most influential men in Brazilian football and reportedly called São Paulo president Juvenal Juvêncio with his proposal.

Given the long-running animosity between Corinthians and São Paulo, the official reported their surprise at Sanchez's call, but gave no indication as to their response.

While the report suggests that Sanchez is looking to form a group to oppose CBF leaders José Maria Marin and Marco Polo Del Nero, the idea of a breakaway league has been suggested in some quarters in recent times.

With money flowing into the big clubs, the idea would be to rid themselves of the archaic and money-wasting organisational structures of the country's football confederation.


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