Pele's son takes over second division coaching role

Apr 16, 2015, 08:50 IST | AFP

Sao Paulo: One of the sons of Brazilian football legend Pele has been appointed as coach of a second division team.


Mogi Mirim's president Rivaldo, the former Brazil, Barcelona and AC Milan star, announced on Tuesday that they had signed 44-year-old Edinho, who had previously worked as an assistant coach at several other clubs.

Edinho may not be able to take up his post, however, as he is waiting to be sentenced over the laundering of drug money.

He was initially sentenced to 33 years in prison but is awaiting a definitive decision. Back in 2005 he was jailed for six months for drug smuggling, although he has always maintained that he was only ever a drug user.

He is due to take charge of his first match with Mogi Mirim on May 8.

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