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submitted by: Admin; date 2011-03-20
Yesterday's announcements have been confirmed with Marco van Basten being very close to coach Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon. Bruno de Carvalho is said to be the biggest favourite to win the election that is taking place next Saturday. De Carvalho has already secured a €50 million for potential transfers, co-operating with one of Russian companies.

Van Basten himself appears to be very upbeat about the possibility: "I apologise for not being able to speak Portuguese, but I want to learn it very quickly, if possible by next week [...] I want to thank the enthusiasm with which I was received. Sporting is a great club and I want to take them back to the top, which is where they belong," said the Dutchman.

Van Basten has been out of coaching role since May 2009, when he resigned from managing Ajax after a disappointing season.

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