Former Bordeaux and Monaco manager Ricardo Gomes leaves Botafogo to take charge at São Paulo
Former Bordeaux and Monaco manager Ricardo Gomes has left Botafogo and returns to Morumbi after six years.
Ricardo Gomes accepted the proposal of São Paulo, and completed his departure from Botafogo on the afternoon of Friday. Ricardo Gomes has been at Botafogo from the middle of last year. He won the Brasileirão Série B with Botafogo and gained promotion to Série A. Assistant coach Jair Ventura will lead Botafogo on Sunday against São Paulo. Gomes arrives at São Paulo to replace Edgardo Bauza, who accepted the invitation to coach Argentina's national team. Since Bauza's departure, Ricardo Gomes was one of the names suggested by people close to São Paulo president Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva. Ricardo Gomes had received a proposal from Cruzeiro earlier this year, but the coach turned down the offer to stay at Botafogo.
Gomes left São Paulo on August 2010 after the elimination of the team in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores, against Internacional. Then he had a remarkable spell at Vasco, where he won the 2011 Copa do Brasil.