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Bruno Oliveira Speaking - South Wales online
Second in command Oliveira happy to avoid the limelight
Saturday, December 05, 2009,
- HE lists Real Madrid, Manchester United, Lazio, Parma and Fiorentina on his CV.
And he once called Sven-Goran Eriksson 'boss'.

Now Bruno Oliveira is tasked with helping steer Swansea City to the big time — and he couldn't be happier after coming through a rough start to life in South Wales.
Oliveira arrived at the Liberty Stadium last summer as Paulo Sousa's assistant after the Portuguese filled the void left by Roberto Martinez's exit to Wigan.
And after a tricky start to the Championship campaign, which saw a number of injuries hit Swansea badly as they managed just one win in their opening eight games, Sousa's side are now establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
It came as no surprise to Oliveira, who predicted a difficult start following Martinez's switch to the Premier League would be forgotten once Sousa became established at the Liberty.
"We had a difficult start, which is normal," said Oliveira, who left Queens Park Rangers along with Sousa back in April."When you are part of a management team you have two scenarios — one is when you start a job in the middle of the season and you need time to get used to the players.
"The other is when you replace a successful manager.
"Myself and Paulo have experienced these situations at QPR and here at Swansea — it gave us a good challenge.
"When you replace a successful manager you need to make people believe in yourself.
"This is what we have done for the past five months, proving we are good enough for the job and help the club improve."
Sousa has certainly made his mark at the Liberty following his rough start as Swansea set off on an 11-match unbeaten run prior to last week's defeat at Newcastle.
The 39-year-old, Oliveira believes, has now found place in the hearts of Swansea's supporters.
"Roberto did very, very well so it is normal the fans talk about him," said Oliveira.
"The press talked a lot about him too. If you read the papers in August or September you see Roberto's name several times, but now it is not so often.
"It means that people are passing that episode, which was a shock for the fans and press because he was doing well and had strong links with the club.
"It is fair that people like Roberto and appreciate his job, but Paulo is doing a fantastic job.
"I have known Paulo for a very long time and know his quality and ability.
"When people were questioning whether he was the right man for the job, he answered with results.
"The players believe in Paulo's ideas and what we are aiming for, and that is very important.
"They know they have a manager who they can talk to and express themselves under."
While Sousa has been showered with praise following Swansea's turnaround in form, Oliveira has been quietly going about his No. 2 role.
While assistant managers will rarely be earmarked for praise, Oliveira is happy Sousa is grabbing the spotlight.
"I don't mind because it is the way it should be," admitted Oliveira.
"The manager must be the leader and the main face of the club, so it is normal that he gets the attention. I am here to help Paulo, and if he gets success I don't need the papers or crowd to talk about me.
"When you are an assistant this is the way it works.
"I work each day for the success of the club, and if we continue to be successful I will be happy, as I will have played my part."
chris.barney@swwmedia.co.uk SouthWalesonline

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