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Sylvinho making Lyon work hard

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Sylvinho has proven to be a great addition to the Lyon setup with the Brazilian working really hard to help the players achieve desired levels for next season.

It is clear that Sylvinho is going to make Olympique Lyon a more competitive side next season. Les Gones signed the former Barcelona man back in May this year. He was brought to the club by his compatriot Juninho who had joined the club as its sporting director.

The former Brazil international chose Sylvinho because he knew exactly what the team will get with the former midfielder in charge.

While speaking to Foot Mercato, Juninho explained why Tite’s former assistant was given the Rhone club’s responsibility.

“I immediately thought of Sylvinho. He knew the Premier League when at Arsenal and played for Barcelona. He worked under Mancini and Guardiola. He has always done a good job. I believe in his human quality. I have always followed him. Football has evolved. I think Sylvinho’s tactical knowledge will help him. I tried to choose a coach who will work in continuity. I will always be with him. He is a young coach who is very disciplined.”

And Sylvinho spoke a little about the sort of system he will be putting in place for next season.

“My coaching methodology? I like 4-3-3, possession of the ball. I like to play in the opposing half. I will talk about the technical quality of the players, the tactical organization and physical readiness. But we won’t play football without inspiration or without soul. We will work on all concepts but I can tell you that we will not miss these principles.”

And Sylvinho has also brought his famous notebook with him to France.

“What I write in my black notebook is names, concepts, defensive moves, the way you have to attack, a few meeting notes and things I think about note down so I don’t forget. It’s a part of my life. It’s a new book…even my wife isn’t allowed to touch it,” said Sylvinho.