Paulo Sousa quits as Bordeaux coach

Bordeaux, July 2, 2020 (AFP) - Former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa resigned as coach of French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on Thursday after just over a year in charge.

The 49-year-old Sousa, who led the team to a modest 12th place last season, apparently told his players in training that he was leaving.

He arrived in March 2019 after a short spell in China and was under contract until June 2022.

"We take note of the decision of Mr. Paulo Sousa to leave the club," said Bordeaux in a statement.

"We regret this decision as well as the way in which his announcement was made and we will examine what the club will do."

Sousa, a two-time Champions League winner as a player, starred for Benfica and Juventus in his playing days.

He has held numerous coaching jobs including spells with Swansea, Leicester and QPR in the English leagues.

Paulo Sousa quits as Bordeaux coach
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