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Thursday September 28 2017
Leonardo takes Antalyaspor job

Former Milan and Inter Coach has been appointed at Turkish club Antalyaspor on a two-year contract.

The Brazilian made over 100 appearances for the Rossoneri during his playing career, winning the Scudetto in 1999.

He was later appointed as the club’s technical director in 2008, before being appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor the following summer.

The Diavolo finished third in Serie A, but disagreements with owner Silvio Berlusconi saw Leonardo leave after just one season.

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Friday September 22 2017
Leonardo set for Antalyaspor?

Former Milan and Inter man Leonardo is reportedly set to become the next Coach of Turkish side Antalyaspor.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Antalyaspor are “close” to agreeing a deal with Leonardo after initially looking at Clarence Seedorf.

The Brazilian won a Scudetto with Milan as a player, before coaching them to third in Serie A during the 2009-10 campaign.

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Monday September 11 2017
Leonardo surprised by Inter start

Leonardo admits “I didn’t expect Inter to be like this” but is now backing them “to have their say” in the Serie A title race.

Three wins out of three have propelled Inter towards the top of Serie A, alongside Juve and Napoli, and Leonardo has been impressed by his former club, despite them having “no great champions”.

“I think Juve are still the favourites. I didn’t expect Inter to be like this, but they’re a serious team,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday September 7 2017
Materazzi: Could’ve joined Milan…

Marco Materazzi claims Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti stopped him from joining arch-rivals Milan before the 2006 World Cup.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday evening, Materazzi also revealed why Inter never took a team photograph alongside the five trophies they won under Jose Mourinho.

“Milan? I stayed thanks to Facchetti, he looked after me and didn’t allow me to go to the other side,” explained the former Italy defender.

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Tuesday May 9 2017
Mancini touted for PSG role

Roberto Mancini has been touted as a possible successor to Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Spanish Coach only took over at the Parc des Princes last summer but his future in charge of the French club appears in serious doubt after a disappointing season.

As well as their infamous 6-1 capitulation in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Barcelona, PSG are set to surrender their Ligue 1 title for the first time in five years.

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Monday April 17 2017
PSG sound out Sabatini?

Former Roma man Walter Sabatini is reportedly one of five potential sporting directors that are Paris Saint-Germain are considering for next season.

According to France Football, Sabatini is one of the frontrunners to replace Patrick Kluivert, who is expected to vacate his role in the summer after a disappointing campaign by PSG’s standards.

The 61-year-old is joined on the shortlist by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, iconic Parisian figure Rai and Leonardo, who preceded Kluivert between 2011 and 2013.

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Monday February 20 2017
Verratti: PSG thanks to Leo

Marco Verratti has paid tribute to Leonardo, explaining “it’s thanks to” the former Milan man that he is a Paris Saint-Germain player.

Verratti was one of Leonardo’s first signings as PSG sporting director in 2012, and the midfielder believes the French giants’ success since then is largely down to the Brazilian.

“Leonardo made a bit of history here,” the Italian told Canal+.

“He started a big project. I believe that if, after four or five years, PSG are a great club, it’s also thanks to him.

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Saturday February 18 2017
Leonardo: 'Ronaldo had convulsions'

Leonardo explained the frightening scenario ahead of the 1998 World Cup Final when Ronaldo had convulsions in the team hotel.

The former Milan player was present in the Brazil hotel ahead of the 1998 World Cup Final when Ronaldo had what was later described as a fit.

What happened that day has never been entirely clarified, nor why the medics allowed him to play in the Final against France.

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Saturday February 18 2017
Leonardo: 'No career regrets'

Leonardo reveals he was ready to work at Roma and again Inter, but “they made other choices. It was Adriano Galliani to turned me into a Coach.”

The Brazilian sat down with the Corriere dello Sport to discuss his 32 years in football as player, director, tactician and now pundit.

“To be honest, I didn’t like football that much when I was a child, it was my brother who got me into it. I played most often on the beach, my family was from Rio and had Flamengo in the DNA, so my idol was Zico.

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Thursday November 10 2016
Leonardo: ‘Inter have no structure’

Leonardo believes Inter have an organisational problem - “if you don’t know who is in charge, the machine will get jammed”.

The Brazilian is a former Nerazzurri Coach, and was linked with a return in the wake of Frank de Boer’s sacking, before the job went to Stefano Pioli.

“A project of this size doesn’t start with the Coach,” Leonardo explained to La Stampa.

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