Highlanders Football Club has announced the signing of Portuguese coach Baltemar Jose De Oliveira Brito as its new coach. He takes over Mandla Mpofu who was recently dismissed following a series of poor results by the Bulawayo-based giants. Pindula News presents the club’s statement below:
Highlanders Football Club is pleased to announce Portuguese Baltemar Jose De Oliveira Brito as the new coach of the club’s first team, taking over from coach Mandla Mpofu who recently parted ways with the club on mutual consent.
He will be in charge of the team up to December 2023.
Brito is a UEFA Pro coaching license holder with vast experience, having worked as Jose Mourinho’s assistant coach at FC Porto in Portugal, Chelsea in England, and Inter Milan in Italy.
Brito has won two UEFA Champions League titles, one UEFA Cup, two English Premier League titles, two Portuguese League titles, two Italian Championships, and one FA cup among other cups in his coaching career.
Brito comes with an assistant coach Antonio Joao Martins Leao Torres from Portugal who is a holder of a UEFA B coaching licence. The entire structure of the current technical team will be announced in due course. We wish the coaches the best of luck.