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Veteran manager Abel Braga returns to Fluminense

Braga will replace Marco Oliveira, who had held the position on an interim basis following the August dismissal of Roger Machado, Globo Esporte reported late on Monday. Fluminense is expected to confirm the appointment by the end of the week, it added.

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Rio de Janeiro: Former Paris Saint-Germain defender Abel Braga is set to be appointed head coach of Fluminense for a fourth time, according to widespread reports in Brazil’s media.

Braga will replace Marco Oliveira, who had held the position on an interim basis following the August dismissal of Roger Machado, Globo Esporte reported late on Monday. Fluminense is expected to confirm the appointment by the end of the week, it added.

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Braga’s last managerial job was at Switzerland’s FC Lugano, with whom he parted ways in September.

The 69-year-old was also in charge of Fluminense in 2005, from 2011 to 2013 and in the 2017-18 season. He guided the Rio de Janeiro side to the Brazilian Serie A title in 2012, the club’s most recent top-flight triumph.

Braga entered management in 1985 following a successful playing career that included spells with Fluminense, Vasco da Gama, Las Vegas Quicksilvers, Paris Saint-Germain, Cruzeiro, Botafogo and Goytacaz.

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