Corinthians announced this Sunday as new coach Sylvio Mendes Campo Júnior, ‘Sylvinho‘, Who will be in charge of the São Paulo club until December 2022. The coach will replace Vagner Mancini, who was dismissed last Sunday after the team’s defeat in the semifinal of the Paulista Championship against Palmeiras.
Sylvinho was Corinthians’ technical assistant with Adenor Leonardo Bacchi ‘Tite’ and Mano Menezes and held the same function in other clubs, such as Inter Milan, according to the São Paulo club in a statement.
He went to the Brazilian team together with Tite, in 2016, and three years later he took over the reins of French Lyon. As a player, Sylvinho was trained in the basic categories of the club and wore the Albinegra shirt between 1992 and 1999, playing a total of 269 matches.
The coach also played in Europe, where he joined the ranks of Arsenal and FC Barcelona, with whom he won the Spanish league three times (2005, 2006 and 2009) and twice the Champions League (2006 and 2009).
Sylvinho’s announcement comes after Corinthians’ talks with Brazilian Renato Gaúcho and Uruguayan Diego Aguirre fell through. Corinthians will face River Plate of Paraguay this Wednesday, May 26, on the last day of Group E of the South American Cup, in which it is third with 7 points, and without any option to win the zone, which is led by Peñarol of Uruguay with 12 units, and advance to the next phase of the tournament.