Brazilian club hires hypnotist in bid to avoid relegation
Brazilian club Portuguesa has hired a hypnotist in a bid to stave off the threat of relegation to Serie C.
The Sao Paulo outfit, relegated from the country’s top football tier last year, are currently second-last in Serie B with only two months of the season remaining.
Coach Vagner Benazzi said he decided to contract Olimar Tesser (below) after hearing of the hypnotist’s success at other clubs.
Photo: Twitter/Olimar Tesser
“I don’t like to miss out on a good opportunity.” - Portuguesa coach Vagner BenazziBenazzi
“I know what he has done and I want him to work with my players before our matches. It was something that I decided due to the situation the club finds itself in.”
Portuguesa are considered one of Sao Paulo’s largest clubs, having finished second in Brazil’s Serie A in 1996. – Xinhua