Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Artur Jorge has died at the age of 78 – Liberation

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Artur Jorge has died at the age of 78 – Liberation
His family announced on Thursday, February 22, that the former Portuguese player, who later became coach of Paris Saint-Germain, “died peacefully.” In particular, he led the Parisian team to the French champion title in 1994.

The man and his mustache are among the symbols of Paris Saint-Germain's first golden era in the mid-1990s Artur Jorge, the former Portuguese player who became Paris Saint-Germain coach, has died at the age of 78, his family announced on Thursday, February. 22. “It is with great sadness that the family of Artur Jorge Braga de Melo Teixeira announces his death this morning in Lisbon, after a long illness. He died peacefully surrounded by his closest family members.This is what was stated in a press release sent by his family.

The Portuguese arrived in the capital in 1991, at the beginning of the Canal+ era, led by the duo Lescor and Diniso. Artur Jorge then led Paris Saint-Germain to win the French Cup in 1993 and then the French Championship the following year, relying on a team full of stars, between Ginola, Weah and Rai. However, he was sacked at the end of the season, and was replaced by Luis Fernandez on the Paris bench.

The coach introduced by the Basant was called up by Paris Saint-Germain in October 1998 to replace Alain Giresse. But after failing to lift the team from the bottom of the rankings, Artur Jorge was fired for the second time at the end of the season.

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The man whom some called “Rei Arthur” (“King Arthur”) was a man of convictions, who graduated in German philosophy in Leipzig, in the former German Democratic Republic. His leftist ideas under the dictatorship led to him being denied a Portuguese Cup final with Académica Coimbra in 1969, and he was called up on the same day of the match by the army to do his military service. Three years later, he was also one of the founders of his country's Professional Players Association.

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