Alex McLaughlin (Braga's agent): "Abel's a very experienced coach who has outstanding tactical and coaching skills, and he's managed at the highest levels in both Brazil and France.
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"He's currently with Internacional in Brazil and they've just won the Dubai Cup, beating Inter Milan. He's looking for an opportunity to return to Europe, and he knows all about the situation at Newcastle United.
"He believes he can bring success to whichever club he joins."