Pinto da Costa paid tribute to Sergio Conceicao at Canal Porto. During the Ironias do Destino programme, the president of FC Porto set up a parallel with Jose Mourinho.
“Sergio Conceicao has a great advantage: everything he does is out of passion, not because he has a contract or obligation. He is happy to do what he loves in the heart club that he has never forgotten. His passion for FC Porto was born at the age of 16. Then he has a very strong character, But he is opposed by the fact that he is the coach of FC Porto. Everyone saw Mourinho chase when he was our coach. They described him as arrogant, rude, intolerable, but when he went to Chelsea, he became a special one. If Sergio Conceicao coached a club in Lisbon, he would still win the Nobel Prize Peace be upon you,” said the captain of the dragons, jokingly.
Although acknowledging his friendly relationship with Sérgio Conceição, Pinto da Costa confirmed that the FC Porto coach holds the position according to competence.
“I have always had a very special friendship with Sérgio Conceição, because I knew the problems he had and the way he was. Now, he did not come to FC Porto because he is my friend, because I am a friend of many people, some coaches, and they will never coach FC Porto. It came because I recognized his capabilities,” he concluded.
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