PSG hires Antero Henrique as its sporting director

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PARIS (AP) Paris Saint-Germain says it has hired Antero Henrique as its sporting director.

The 49-year-old Portuguese previously worked at Porto, helping the club to develop its reputed scouting network. He quit as Porto’s vice-president last September.

Henrique says, “I have the ambition and will to create a dynamic that enables Paris Saint-Germain to be at the highest level over the long term.”

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PSG is trying to become one of Europe’s biggest clubs. It failed to reach the Champions League quarterfinals this season, losing 6-1 away to Barcelona after winning the first leg of their last-16 match 4-0.

PSG finished second to Monaco in the French league, ending a run of four straight titles, but defended its French Cup and League Cup trophies.

The club announced the hiring on its website Friday.