a Botafogo inform that Claudio Cacappawho works as an assistant coach at Olympic LeonNice (Lyon) since 2015, he will be the interim coach of Botafogo until the arrival of the new coach. The professional, who worked with Marçal and Rafael in France, will appear on Saturday (1) for activities during this period. He will be assisted by the under-23 coach Lucio Flavio at the helm of the squad, even taking part in Friday’s training. Caçapa’s arrival was the result of Eagle Football Holdings’ collaborative multi-club partnership, led by John Textor. As is known, Botafogo is in the market to sign a new coach permanently.
“Kassaba was a great player, he won many titles wherever he went and became a great assistant. It has been a pleasure working with him for three years, he is hardworking, has a collected profile and has managed to bring a lot of the winning mentality he gained in his career as an athlete into the assistant’s work.” I always appreciate good professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working, and Claudio is certainly one of them. He will help us, ”Marsal highlighted.
“I had the opportunity to work with Cláudio in France. He’s a professional who played for the youth team and has a long-term job at Lyon. He was in the Europa League semi-final as an assistant and helped us a lot. He’s a man of integrity, has a winning profile and is definitely a solid name to add to Botafogo FC” This was confirmed by right-back Rafael.
Born in Lavras, Minas Gerais, the former defender Casaba (47) started his career as an athlete at Atlético Mineiro in 1997, a club for which he played until 2001, twice winning the Mineiros (1999/2000) and the CONMEBOL Cup (1997), as well as the Vice-Championship of Brazil (1999).
Cakappa defended Lyon on the field between 2001 and 2007, winning six national championships, five French Super Cups and one French League Cup. He returned to the club as an assistant in 2016, joining Bruno Genesio’s coaching staff. Professionalism was a request from the coach to add experience to the squad, especially the team’s defenders. During his time in France, he earned UEFA B, A and Pro licenses.
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