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Ex-Udinese midfielder Valentim named Botafogo coach

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Brazilian football club has named former Udinese midfielder as its for the remainder of 2018.

The 42-year-old replaces Felipe Conceicao, who was sacked on Saturday after just seven matches in charge, reports

"To is an honour and I'm really happy to accept the challenge," told the Rio de Janeiro's club's website on Tuesday.

"I'm aware of the size of the club and the passion of the fans. I'm ready to work together to repay the faith shown in me."

has just one year of experience as a first-team He was appointed of club Red Bull Brasil in early 2017 before taking over as of Brazilian side Palmeiras in October.

As a Valentim is best remembered for his six-year spell with Italian top-division at the turn of the century. He also represented Brazil's under-20 and under-23 teams.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 14:20 IST