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Former national coach Artur Jorge is dead

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Former national coach Artur Jorge is dead

The Portuguese coached the Swiss national team in 1996. But after just three months he had enough and quit his job.

Artur Jorge in 1996.

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(sda) Former Swiss national coach Artur Jorge has died at the age of 78. The media in his homeland reported that he fell asleep forever in Lisbon on Thursday morning after a long illness surrounded by his closest relatives.

The Portuguese coached the Swiss national team in 1996. However, his engagement only lasted three months and was crowned with little success. Seven games resulted in one win, two draws and four defeats.

Jorge caused quite a stir when he didn’t call up crowd favorites Alain Suter and Adrian Knup for the European Championships in England. Despite the 1-1 draw in the opening game against the hosts, Switzerland was eliminated after the preliminary round after defeats against the Netherlands and Scotland. The association stuck with Artur Jorge, but the Portuguese had enough and voluntarily left his post.

He then looked after the national team of his home country before working for various club teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and CSKA Moscow. Between 2005 and 2006, Artur Jorge also worked as Cameroon’s national coach.

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