Where is Sylvinho now?

The first Brazilian to sign for Arsenal when he joined the club in 1999, Sylvinho retired from playing professionally in 2010 after a year back in the Premier League with Manchester City.

Upon retiring from playing professional football, Sylvinho returned to Brazil to pursue a coaching career.

In 2011 Sylvinho took on his first coaching role as assistant manager of Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte working with head coach Vagner Mancini.

When Mancini left the club for Sport Recife in 2012 he brought Sylvinho with him as his assistant.

Mancini’s time at Recife was short-lived and in 2013 he was appointed as the new head coach of Nautico, once again bringing Sylvinho with him as his assistant.

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Sylvinho’s ever-growing reputation as a successful assistant coach meant that it was only a matter of time before bigger clubs came calling and he joined up with iconic Brazilian side Corinthians after only a short spell at Nautico.

After a successful 18 months at Corinthians, Sylvinho was on the move again but this time to Europe where he was appointed assistant manager to Roberto Mancini at Italian giants Inter Milan.

The two had worked together before at Manchester City in 2009 when Roberto Mancini was manager and Silvinho was a player there.

Unfortunately, Mancini left Inter by mutual consent after nearly two years at the club in August 2016 with Sylvinho subsequently following him.

Later that year, Sylvinho was appointed as one of manager Tite Selecao’s assistants within the Brazilian national team.

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Sylvinho: Premier League Statistics

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