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Brazil's Sylvinho to coach Lyon next season

PARIS (AP) — Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Sylvinho will coach the seven-time French champion next season. Sylvinho, a former Barcelona and Arsenal player, will replace Bruno Genesio, who led the team to a third-place finish but is out of contract and faced hostility from Lyon fans throughout the season.

Aulas said on Saturday after Lyon beat Caen 4-0 to seal Champions League football next season that Sylvinho was hand-picked by fellow Brazilian Juninho, a former Lyon midfielder who returns as sporting director.

"Sylvinho, it's class," Aulas said. Sylvinho had been working as a technical assistant to Brazil coach Tite.

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