Daniel Sousa

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Daniel Sousa
0Full Name Daniel Sousa
0Date of Birth c.1985
0Place of Birth
0Chelsea career 2011-2012
0Role Head Opposition Scout
0Previous Roles N/A
0Other clubs Académica

Daniel Sousa was Head Opposition Scout at Chelsea from June 2011 until March 2012. Sousa had followed manager André Villas-Boas to London, having previously worked with him at Académica and FC Porto in Portugal.

Before Chelsea

Sousa first came to the attention of Villas-Boas while a student at the University of Porto, in the Faculty of Sports. He interviewed Villas-Boas about strategies for attacking football as part of his final-year thesis, and was later recommended to the young manager by Professor of Football José Guilherme, who was Villas-Boas' assistant at Académica.[1]

Chelsea career

Having worked under Villas-Boas at Académica and Porto, Sousa followed his mentor to Stamford Bridge in June 2011. Sousa was tasked with fulfilling the role that Villas-Boas himself performed at the club between 2004 and 2007, that of scouting opponents and providing detailed reports for the playing and coaching staff. [2] Sousa left the club when André Villas-Boas was relieved of his duties in March 2012.

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