RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Sao Paulo are in talks with former Everton boss Marco Silva about the Brazilian club’s vacant head coaching role, according to local press reports.
The six-time Brazilian Serie A champions are hopeful of hiring a foreign manager to replace Fernando Diniz, who was sacked on February 1, the Lance news outlet said.
Sao Paulo officials have also reportedly sought negotiations with Silva’s compatriots Andre Villas-Boas and Pedro Martins, as well as Argentine managers Hernan Crespo and Marcelo Gallardo.
Silva has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in December 2019. Gallardo and Crespo are currently in charge of Argentine first division clubs River Plate and Defensa y Justicia, respectively, while Villas-Boas faces an uncertain future after being suspended by Marseille last week because of a row over player transfers. Martins is the manager of Greek side Olympiacos.
Sao Paulo are currently fourth in Brazil’s Serie A, eight points behind leaders Internacional with five matches remaining in the season. The Tricolor held a seven-point lead at the top of the 20-team standings in early January but are winless in their past six outings. Enditem