End of the road for Cuca

May 29, 2008 at 12:24 4 comments

Failure in the Copa do Brasil has cost Cuca his job at Botafogo.

Cuca becomes the sixth Série A coach to get the chop in the space of two weeks.

In 2007, Botafogo were either first or second placed in the Campeonato Brasileiro for sixteen rounds but ended the season in a disappointing ninth.

Cuca’s record: 70 wins, 38 draws, 30 defeats

Geninho, who was shown the door at Atlético Mineiro two weeks ago, was appointed the new Botafogo coach on Friday 30th May.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. frost  |  May 29, 2008 at 20:30

    Hey, admittedly, I’m still kinda new at this – but, who would want Ney Franco? He apparently hasn’t succeeded at a bunch of recent positions, so why would Botafogo expect something better? Or, are good/decent coaches that rare??

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  May 29, 2008 at 20:53

    Franco did a reasonable job at Ipatinga and Flamengo – but i suppose it’s only because he’s out of work that he’s being linked with Botafogo. But it’s the same with Geninho. the last national competition he won was the Brasileiro back in 2001.

  • 3. Pedro  |  May 30, 2008 at 18:57

    i´m from brazilian
    cuca is a great coach
    but botafogo is not a time champion,
    ever go a finals
    but forever is a champion

  • 4. pitacodogringo  |  May 30, 2008 at 19:05

    oi Pedro
    i saw your comment in the Futebol Alternativo community in Orkut!
    too bad about Botafogo in the copa do brasil but now they can ‘concentrate on the league’ as we gringos say! haha
    how is your new coach going to get on? can he turn Botafogo into champions?


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