Highlanders FC have finally unveiled their new head coach in Portugal’s Baltemar Jose De Oliveira Brito, a one time assistant to world renowned football manager Jose Mourinho, who takes charge of the Bulawayo outfit following the recent sacking of Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu over a string of poor results.
Highlanders announced the new appointment in a statement Friday.
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Highlanders Football Club is pleased to announce Portuguese Baltemar Jose De Oliveira Brito as the new coach of the club’s first team, taking over from coach Mandla Mpofu who recently parted ways with the club on mutual consent. He will be in charge of the first team up to December 2023. Brito is a UEFA Pro coaching license holder with vast experience, having worked as Jose Mourinho’s assistant coach at FC Porto in Portugal, Chelsea in England and Inter Milan in Italy. Brito has won two UEFA Champions League titles, one UEFA cup, two English Premier League titles, two Portuguese League titles, two Italian Championships and one FA Cup among other cups in his coaching career. Brito comes with an assistant coach Antonio Joao Martins Leao Torres from Portugal who is a holder of a UEFA B coaching license.
The entire structure of the current technical team will be announced in due course We wish the coaches the best of luck.