Cruzeiro football director Thiago Scuro is currently in Lisbon to negotiate a deal with the 46-year-old, Brazilian portal Gazeta Esportiva reported on Wednesday.

Portugal?s soccer team coach Paulo Bento
Portugal?s soccer team coach Paulo Bento

Bento has not worked since being sacked as Portugal’s manager following their elimination in the group phase of the 2014 World Cup.

A former defensive midfielder who was capped 35 times for Portugal, Bento’s only experience as a manager at club level was with Sporting Lisbon from 2005 to 2009.

Cruzeiro are four-time winners of Brazil’s Serie A championship, the country’s top football division. The Belo Horizonte-based club finished eighth in the 20-team standings last season. Endit

Source: Xinhua

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