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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sousa Aiming for The Playoffs

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Sky Sports - Sousa sets sights on top six Rangers boss eyes promotion push

[Based on the Calcipmercato Interview with Sousa (which was posted Saturday on QPR Report (which in turn came from QPR Italia)QPR Report: Sousa Interviewed

Sky Sports - Sousa sets sights on top six Rangers boss eyes promotion push
- Paulo Sousa is hoping to lead Queens Park Rangers into the play-offs this season.
- The Portuguese coach took charge at Loftus Road in November, replacing the ousted Iain Dowie.
- He inherited a side enduring a tough time in the second tier, with the club struggling to live up to lofty expectations.
- However, a recent upturn in fortunes sees Rangers currently sitting 10th in the Championship table, four points adrift of the top six, and well placed to mount a promotion push.
- "Taking over midway through the season is not easy, but we have confidence in our methods," Sousa told calciomercato.it.
- "It is important for us to stay in touch with the play-offs and we must maintain our belief."
- Sousa also revealed that he enjoys a good relationship with the club's co-owner Flavio Briatore, with the Formula One magnate renowned for his all-encompassing desire to be the best.
- "There is a good understanding between us and my goals and ideas are similar to his,"
Sousa added.
- "Fortunately we have been doing well and we have brought about a different mentality.
- "In time we have become a difficult team to beat, which concedes fewer goals.
- "The team have experienced some difficulties in the last 13 games, but we have lost only one." Sky

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