Queiroz considering £1.5m / year offer for Portugal job.

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    Nick 0208 Ldn News 24

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    By Ian Ladyman
    2nd July 2008


    Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz was last night weighing up a £1.5million-a-year offer to become coach of Portugal.

    Officials of the Portuguese Football Federation were in Manchester last night and reports in Lisbon claimed Queiroz has accepted the post.

    Those reports remain unconfirmed but the offer to Queiroz is concrete and the highly-rated coach must now decide whether to stay at Old Trafford or take control of his own national side in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

    United manager Sir Alex Ferguson credits his assistant with guiding the club to last season's successes in the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League and will instruct his board to do everything they can to keep Queiroz.

    But Queiroz, who was born in the then-Portuguese colony of Mozambique, will certainly be tempted by the chance to become his own boss once again for the first time since his ill-fated year in charge of Real Madrid in 2003-04.

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport...-2--8216-said-Yes-Portugal-8217.html?ITO=1490
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    Nistelrooy10 Tin Foil Hatter

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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Except they will probably go after Zico, he hasn't resigned from Fenerbahce post without a reason and honestly, I cannot come up with a better reason than taking Portugal job.
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    bbest The Caf's worst songwriter

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    If it is true, United can offer Carlos Queiroz more than that to stay.
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    The Portugal job will be up for grabs again... he'll only be offered the top job at United once.
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    KeyserSoze Batigol > Bauer

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    Managing your country is quite a big draw as well to be honest. No gaurantee he will get the oppurtunity again.
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    But historically the Portugal job has been up for grabs way more than the United job has over the years. He'll only get offered the United job once if at all.
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    Is this not just the papers running out of Ronaldo stories to beat United with, so they've moved on to Queiroz?

    When those rumours get quashed it'll be Rooney and Rio falling out over the wedding and being unable to ever work with one another again.
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    To be fair it was always his dream and the train only passes once (very strange train I know). Queiroz's mum likes the idea too.
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    So BR, what does the Queirometer look like now ?
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    What happened to loyalty in football?
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    I don't think it would be bad for United if he accepts the post. He will lead Portugal to South Africa in 2010, and gain a lot of experience from it. After WC 2010, Ferguson will be that bit closer to retirement, CQ will be that much more experienced, and hence that better prepared for the managing post at Old Trafford. What do you think?
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    It is not entirely about loyalty. He might want to gain some first hand coaching experience as a head coach, acheive something, prove that he is more of a worthy successor to SAF when he eventually tires. Remember, world cup is only 2 years away, which I am sure SAF will not have retired yet.
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    News flash: Queiroz has spoken

    According to Balague Guillem, a well respected Spanish journalist who specializes in English and football affairs as well as Hollywood and Bollywood nitty-gritty gossips.

    His sauce, Tamari, a well-known in the world of Macrobiotics, a favourite of Queiroz, has told Balague what it heard in the kitchen when Queiroz mumbled to himself over his dilemma.

    More explosive revelations of the slurred speech will be reported on Balague's website in two to three days time.

    Source: Skye Media
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    Well, Quieroz is Portuguese, isn't he?

    To be fair, if the offer is too good to turn down, then why not? If I were in his shoes, I'd take it, even though as a fan I hope he tells them to feck off. I imagine it's less hectic than having to show up at 7am everyday for the training session, the pay is much better, and you get to lead your country into a major tournament. The ugly side is that the whole country's eyes are upon you, but that could be a good thing if you are successful.
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    quiet_united Vietnamese Red

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    What do you seriously expect ?

    CQ is Portugese, he's just a number 2 at a club. Now he has the chance to manage his country national team. God who wouldn't consider the chance.
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    Dunga's position as Brazil manager isn't that secure at this point in time
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    devilish Drivelish

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    If Queroz leaves then we just have to find an adequate and experienced replacement.
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    I reckon Fergie would promote from within.

    Meulensteen maybe or if I was a betting man I'd say there was something in us bringing Bryan Robson back to the club as an "ambassador".
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    If he stays, there's no guarantee that the job will be his anyway.
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    Drifter American

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    You've got to be kidding.
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    Give CQ a £1 million per week contract
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    Wouldn't blame him if he accepts it, although i would like him to stay with Fergie.
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    Kelvin Banned

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    feck don't go queiroz. :(
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    CQ has been brilliant as part of a team with SAF, imo, and allegedly has a lot of influence over the coaching side of things (training, tactics etc). The SAF role is so completely different that I'm not sure anyone could do it, and if it was CQ who would he bring in to do his current job? Maybe the whole system will have to change. "Director of Football...??" God, NO! Can't we inject SAF with some miracle drug to keep him going full strength for another 50 years?
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    Very bad news for United if he decides to leave. Couldn't blame him in the slightest if he did go though.
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    When your country comes calling it's very hard to turn down.But i hope he does.Will be a sad loss.
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    Just remember where you heard it first :)
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    And hopefully last.:)
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    How much does he makes at United per year ?
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: nice one
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    Richter Hairy big footed Swede

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    No idea but the best paid assistant managers/coaches usually earn around £1 million every year.
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    devilish Drivelish

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    We had already taken that path in the past and we failed miserably. Robson is a bit shite in coaching btw.
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    It is amazing how 2 years ago everyone was blaming CQ for our lack of sucess in europe and calling for his head,now almost all fans are praying he stays.Funny old game.
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    Oliveira backs Queiroz for Portugal

    Former Portugal coach Agostinho Oliveira believes Carlos Queiroz is the "right man" to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari.

    The Portuguese Football federation has reportedly offered the Manchester United number two a £1.4million deal to take over the post vacated by Scolari, who left for Chelsea at the end of Portugal's participation in Euro 2008.

    Oliveira, who was Portugal caretaker boss for a period in 2002, believes the appointment of Queiroz would be a wise choice.

    "He's the right man for that job," Oliveira told Portuguese radio station Antena 1.

    "Our president (Gilberto Madail) should see that he, at this moment, is the right man for that job and should therefore do everything so that things will happen, and I hope they will happen."

    Oliveira was part of Queiroz's backroom staff when he was coach of Portugal's Under-21 team between 1991 and 1993, and knows the former Real Madrid coach well.

    While Queiroz is ideally placed to take over at Old Trafford when the time comes for Sir Alex Ferguson to retire, Oliveira believes the temptation of steering his country through the 2010 World Cup qualifiers will prove too great.

    "I think it would be possible to get him," added Oliveira. "I know Carlos' personality and his way of dealing with situations around him.

    "His desire to serve the national team and the country, and to carry out a rebuilding work, could persuade him to accept to take hold of the reins."

    http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,1778_3766119,00.html
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    You mean like Ferguson did with Brian Kidd? Didn't realise this failed so miserably