On Friday, Argentina’s Hernan Crespo signed a two-year deal to coach Sao Paulo, giving their faltering league title hopes a late boost, the Brazilian club reported.
The club said, “We believe that Hernan Crespo is the perfect fit for our way of thinking in Sao Paulo.” “He’s got a winning history, he’s been a great player and he’s a very promising coach.”
It is expected that Crespo, who stood down as Defensa y Justicia’s coach last Sunday after winning the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s Europa League counterpart, will take charge of Sao Paulo in Sunday’s Serie A match away from Gremio.
Sao Paulo is fourth in the standings, seven points behind the world champions, but with a game in hand. Inter are left with three games, and Sao Paulo has four.
As a striker with clubs like River Plate, Lazio, Internazionale, and Chelsea, Crespo, 45, had an illustrious playing career. His first coaching job was at Modena in 2015, followed by stints at the Banfield and Defensa y Justicia Argentine teams.