EoS can independently confirm the reports.
Souso, 42, is a Portuguese international who has featured for Benfica, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan throughout his playing career. He currently manages Videoton FC of the Hungarian League where he has led the side to a 2011 championship and a 2012 Super Cup.
The rest of his coaching resume, however, is hardly as glorious.
He is perhaps best known for his short, stress filled stay in QPR thanks to the highly heralded documentary, “The Four Year Plan.” He would eventually be sacked by the club (as many managers were) for allegedly divulging sensitive information on the loan of Dexter Blackstock. From there, he garnered some success in his short stay with Swansea city before completely crashing out at Leicester City.
Lalas connects Sousa with a coaching staff that would include Claudio Reyna as recent reports have stated. As we reported earlier last week, that staff would likely be of the five person variety, with Sousa at the head, Reyna, current interim coach Mike Petke and two open slots for another assistant and a goalkeeping coach.
Our sources tell us Sousa would command a “more manageable” salary, fitting the mold current Red Bulls Director of Global Soccer Gerard Houllier seeks in a manager; a man who is more of a trainer and teacher than a tactician.
Sources tell us the team continues to speak to Gary McAllister, but their dealings are “far apart.”