Artur Jorge, Paris Saint-Germain coach and former Portugal national team coach, has died at the age of 78.

Artur Jorge, Paris Saint-Germain coach and former Portugal national team coach, has died at the age of 78.

Portuguese media announced today, Thursday, the death of Artur Jorge, the former coach of the national team, at the age of 78 after a long struggle with illness. He has been coach of Paris Saint-Germain twice.

Portugal loses an important man. Artur Jorge, the former coach of the Portuguese national team, has died at the age of 78, his relatives announced Thursday in local media. His clan wrote in a press release: “It is with great sadness that the family of Artur Jorge announces his death this morning in Lisbon, after a long illness. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.”

After working on the bench at Matra Racing between 1987 and 1989, Artur Jorge coached Paris Saint-Germain twice. The first time was between 1991 and 1994, with the French Championship title in 1994 and the French Cup in 1993; The second time for a few months in 1998-1999.

European champion with FC Porto

Before that, he won the European Champion Clubs Cup with FC Porto in 1987, in addition to three Portuguese championship titles with the same team. In addition to the Portuguese national team, which he coached between 1989 and 1991 and then from 1996 to 1997, he had experiences in Switzerland or Cameroon as a coach. His last training experience dates back to 2015 with Mouloudia Alger, whom he joined seven years after the end of his experience in Crete.

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