Cristóvão Borges named as new coach of Atlético Paranaense
Atlético Paranaense have announced on their website that they've appointed Cristóvão Borges as their new coach for the latter stages of the 2015 season.
Cristóvão replaces Milton Mendes who had announced his resignation on Monday, and the appointment comes one day after the team's 1-0 defeat to São Paulo. Cristóvão Borges was without a club since August 20, when he was fired from Flamengo after the loss to Vasco in the Copa do Brasil. He has had spells at Fluminense, Vasco and Bahia, and as a player, he played for Atlético-PR in the 80s. Atlético-PR are currently placed 11th in the Brasileirão table, with 38 points; eight behind the 4th spot and seven ahead of the relegation zone. Cristóvão's first game in charge will be against Cruzeiro on October 14, at the Arena da Baixada.
He's the fourth coach the club have had this year. They started the year under Claudinei Oliveira, who was sacked after four games in Campeonato Paranaense. Then Enderson Moreira took over, but he lasted just eight games, while Milton Mendes has been in charge from April to September.