Antonio Oliveira was appointed in March 2021, filling the proceedings for Athletico Paranaense supporters. With 29 games at the helm of the hurricane, the 38-year-old Portuguese coach recorded the fourth-best average performance in the club’s history, according to Globe Sports.
In total, there are 19 victories, four draws and six defeats in 29 matches, which equates to a success rate of 70%. The numbers put them behind only Geneno (83 percent in 10 games in 2011) and two coaches who played a temporary role: Leandro Nehes (73 percent in five games in 2010) and Eduardo Barros (75 percent in 2010 (eight games in 2019).)
For the rest, Antonio Oliveira appears ahead of some of the club’s most respected figures, such as Thiago Nunes, who won the Copa del Rey in 2019 with a 56 per cent success rate between 2018 and 2019, and his predecessor Paolo Autori (49 per cent). .
In all, Atletico Paranaense are sixth in Brazil, nine points behind leaders Palmeiras when only 14 games have elapsed, in the Taca do Brasil Round of 16 (with an advantage against Atletico Goianianci) and in the quarter-finals. In the Sudamericana Final, where he will face the Ecuadoreans from LDU Quito.
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