Football: Artur Jorge, former coach of Paris Saint-Germain, dies

Football: Artur Jorge, former coach of Paris Saint-Germain, dies

Portuguese football star and former Paris Saint-Germain coach (1991-1994, 1998-1999), Artur Jorge, died on Thursday at the age of 78. His family reported this information to local media.

After a stellar career as a Portugal international, Artur Jorge has shined on the sidelines across Europe but not only that. He won the Champion Clubs' Cup with FC Porto in 1987, and was then nicknamed “Rei Artur” (“King Arthur”). The beginning of a hellish journey that led him first to Racing Matra Racing (1987-1989) and then to Paris Saint-Germain twice.

A knowledgeable and French-speaking personality, he won the French Championship (1994) and the Coupe de France (1993) in the capital. His return after four years will be less spectacular and will only last a few months. He was very attached to the Paris region, and returned for an unsuccessful freelance stint in Créteil shortly afterwards (2006-2007).

Artur Jorge with Brazilian Faldo in March 1994 in the quarter-final second leg of the European Cup Winners' Cup against Real Madrid. Alan Gadoffrey

The symbolic technician Lusitano, graduate of German philosophy and art collector, also produced several selections, those of his country of course but also of Cameroon and Switzerland. He retired in 2014 after a final experience in Algeria with the Mouloudia Club in Algiers, with Faldo, whom he met at Paris Saint-Germain, as his assistant. Since then he has lived in Lisbon.

in Official statementParis Saint-Germain offered its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

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