Albania Appoints Sylvinho as National Team Coach

The Albanian Soccer Federation has announced the hire of Brazilian coach Sylvinho to take on the head coaching role of the Albanian National Team. Aiming to qualify the team for the 2024 European Championship in Germany, a 18-month contract has been signed by the 48-year-old former left back.

Sylvinho boasts a decorated career having played for Barcelona, Arsenal and Brazil’s National Team and been involved with the coaching set-up of the Brazilian National Team aside from his work with French club Lyon, Corinthians in Brazil and Inter Milan. Joining him will be Doriva and Pablo Zabaleta as assistant coaches.

In the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Albania will face a tough group of Poland, Czech Republic, Moldova and Faroe Islands. Alberto believes in the potential of the team, believing they can make something big. The players, too, have to believe in themselves to many success to the team. Albania played in the European Championship in 2016, but unfortunately didn’t qualify for Euro 2020.

Sylvinho is expected to have an introductory friendly with the team before facing Poland on March 27th. Follow Llazar Semini at for updates on Albanian football.

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