Rogério Ceni talks about his new assistants at São Paulo: "I'm bringing new things"
Rogério Ceni's first work as a coach already has at least one unusual aspect: the decision to choose Englishman Michael Beale and Frenchman Charles Hembert as his assistants.
Officially presented on Thursday in São Paulo, the former goalkeeper defended the new appointments and evaluated that they already indicate an attempt to add new things to Brazilian football. Ceni told Globo Esporte: "I'm already bringing two very new things. Michael, with concepts of European football, intensity of training, programmed training, setting up on the pitch, and Charles with a more administrative part, with a job in the Brazilian national team. Psychological and social."
Before, during the press conference, he told how he met the duo and how they can help in the development of São Paulo. Michael worked in the Liverpool youth categories while Charles was part of the logistics industry at Pitch International [CBF's business partner] and speaks fluent Portuguese. Ceni said: "In the days that I spent in Liverpool, I saw their formation, from the U7s to the U23s, and he [Michael] gave an explanation of how the youth categories work. He was very nice, he was very attentive. He is a coach ready to deal with youngsters and professionals. He has the language problem in communication, but he is already studying three hours a day. It is not easy to speak Portuguese, but it is easy to have a language. Charles has already worked with the Seleção at the Copa América, and at the World Cup he worked with Cameroon. He accompanied me in England during the course, did the same modules, and at the beginning Charles will be a shadow of Michael in the field to interact in communication."
In the words of Rogério Ceni, Michael will have an active participation in training, with the implementation of methods that he was accustomed to in Liverpool.