With contract until the end of the season, Daniel Paulista is the new Sport coach


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Now it is only a matter of hours for the official announcement. After almost two years, Daniel Paulista is back at Sport. The agreement between the coach and the red-black direction was made this Friday and it has not been announced yet because the coach still has one last appointment in front of Confiana, this Saturday, in Aracaju, against River, for the Copa do Nordeste.

Then, the coach says goodbye to the Drago cast and on Sunday he will be in Recife to start his job at Leo. Daniel Paulista takes over from Guto Ferreira, who was dismissed on Thursday after the elimination of Sport in the first phase of the Brazil Cup and signs a contract until the end of the season.

Daniel Paulista was the favorite name of the red-black president Milton Bivar, who took charge of the negotiations. The two are personal friends and the coach was champion of the Brazil Cup by Sport in 2008, still as a player, with Milton Bivar as president of the club.

After hanging up his boots, Daniel Paulista returned to Sport as a technical assistant in 2014, to join the commission headed by Eduardo Baptista. It took just over two years as an assistant until he was called on as an interim player in the final eight games of 2016 to take Leo out of relegation – achieving success. Going well, it was effective for the beginning of 2017, but it did not please and left the job after a 1-1 draw against Santa Cruz.

However, Daniel would still return to the command of the team, in the final stretch of that same year and again to avoid the fall Monday – and again with success. As he punctually assumed, he returned to be an assistant to Nelsinho Baptista, until he was fired in April 2018. Soon after, he went to Boa Esporte, but lasted only nine games. Until March 2019 you will reach Drago.

In Confiana, he failed in the dispute for the State, falling in the Hexagonal Final, while in the Northeast Cup he was eliminated in the first phase. Over time, however, he managed to make the team gear up, gaining access to Srie B. This year, he leads the Sergipe championship and group B of the Regional. In total, for Drago, he has 39 games, with 17 wins, 11 draws and 11 losses.