Paulo Sousa enjoyed a decorated playing career as he featured for Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Benfica before moving into coaching.
Indeed, after a spell with the youth set-up in the Portugal national team, Sousa’s first gig in senior management actually came in England – a place he’d never played in before – at the helm of Queens Park Rangers.
Sousa was there between 2008 and 2009 for around six months, with him being removed over a controversial transfer story involving Dexter Blackstock.
He’d remain on these shores, though, moving to Swansea City and then Leicester City, before departing the UK to rack up the miles once more.
Since 2011, Sousa has worked with Videoton in Hungary, Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, Basel in Swizterland, Fiorentina in Italy, Tianjin Quanjian in China and Bordeaux in France, with the latter proving his last foray into club management.
Indeed, he is now back in the international game with him taking charge of the Polish national team, a position he has held since January of 2021.
Poland are going well under Sousa as well as they bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, with them currently three points behind England in Group I and looking to get full points from the next two group games in this international break with Andorra and Hungary.