Pinto da Costa remembers Artur Jorge and Tomislav Ivic in the first half of the particular program titled “The President’s Men”, on Porto Canal.
Betting on Artur Jorge: “I met Artur Jorge when he was a junior at FC Porto. We have a pleasant relationship. I’ve an appreciation for the method he performs. I do know that Artur Jorge’s method of taking a look at soccer must work, with situations and assist. I’ve data of Pedroto’s strategies, because I’m an assistant in Guimarães. I’ve his college. When I informed Pedroto that I used to be sick, he thought it was a good selection. I went to Lisbon, I had lunch with Artur Jorge in a restaurant close to Hotel Altis. He informed me tales about what he had been by way of at Portimonense and I mentioned: ‘I need to coach FC Porto subsequent 12 months.’ And he requested: ‘So, do you’ve got the braveness to ask me after I got here right down to Portimonense?’ ‘Me, except I haven’t got the braveness to return. But it is not to go to FC Porto simply to go. It’s to win’ To which he mentioned: ‘Let’s win!’ And he was satisfied that he would win.
conversations: “Ninety p.c of the conversations with Pedroto are about soccer. Artur Jorge likes to speak about literature, music… And I prefer it too. Of course, we additionally speak about soccer and FC Porto, however not it is like Pedroto, who he admires in soccer. Artur Jorge’s intelligence is not utterly targeted on soccer. Artur Jorge has totally different concepts and ideas from Pedroto.”
Players: “During Pedroto’s time, FC Porto performed very nicely, however they did not have gamers like Artur Jorge, beginning with the goalkeeper: Mlynarczyk is one of the finest goalkeepers to move by way of the membership. There is Madjer, the most full FC Porto. set. Gomes at his finest. With gamers of that worth, it’s extra essential to have gamers with persona to get a staff.”
Travel to Denmark and finish in Vienna: “Sometimes, Artur Jorge is shy, he is aware of the right way to put together the staff, however, for instance, we went to Denmark to play Brondby, I do not forget that he, I will not say defeated, however with out that dedication, and I used to be additionally motivated by him, I used to be the one who talked to the staff the night time earlier than the recreation. that individual would not play anymore.’ To which I mentioned: ‘Arthur, take it simple. Perhaps going there’s higher for you… We are right here to be champions, we come armed with little sheep for the slaughter, however we are going to win. We will not destroy- on our massive goal because of the sauna. We will be champions of Europe now, or we are going to by no means change! We will go down in the historical past of soccer. To be a champion towards a monster like Bayern is for historical past.’ And then he was satisfied and I believe what he mentioned at the break was the consequence of that conviction.
Tomislav Ivic: “Artur Jorge nonetheless had a contract when he left, however he was in a really harmful state of affairs, which I, as a buddy, understood. He will die in Paris. He has the risk of going to Matra Racing. It is thought to me that every thing is true and I let him go free, because I perceive the horrible downside of his life. And I perceive that I’ve to vary the plan somewhat. The college coach Pedroto and Artur Jorge, all the time in contrast . The comparability, anybody, is all the time unfavorable. To do higher than each is unattainable. soccer to win, I met with Ivic, I talked with him, we had lunch in Geneva, I used to be blissful… We made techniques instantly with these serviette, I instantly drew. He was very satisfied, enthusiastic instantly and that day. it was agreed that he could be the subsequent coach. act after a number of days. We received the league by 15 factors, received the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup. This made milestone in the historical past of FC Porto. An exquisite individual.”
Confusing phrases: “At any second, all I take into consideration is soccer. He has a humorous phrase on match days. They ask him: ‘So mister, how are you?’ And he’d say, ‘Like a coach sooner or later in soccer.'”
The tactic with out Madjer: “We will play with Ajax in the Super Cup, a really highly effective staff, and he mentioned: ‘We will win. They have Madjer and so they haven’t got Madjer. [Barros], coming from behind like a hare!’ And it occurred as he mentioned. They did not notice there was no spear and Rui remoted himself 3 times, scoring one of them. Ivic has one other fashion, one other nationality, however he received!”