Marko Šuler and Marcos Tavares travel to the other side of the world: Maribor scouting mission in Brazil is already in full swing
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When Slovenia celebrated its last qualification for a major competition in 2009, Marko Šuler was one of the central figures of the celebrations in the Ljudski vrt. If 14 years later Slovenia is back on the main stage, Marko Šuler will be watching it all from almost 10,000 kilometres away from home. Former Slovenian national team player, now sports director at Maribor, travelled to his native country at the beginning of the week with the legendary Marcos Tavares.
Marko Šuler and Marcos Tavares didn’t go to Brazil for a holiday, but on a scouting mission. In this South American country, rich in football talent, they will be looking at all levels for players who could be the right fit for the Ljudski Garten Violets.
As can be seen from Tavares’ Instagram post, the two Maribor officials also met in Brazil with Artur Moraes, former goalkeeper of Siena, Cesena, Roma, Braga and Benfica, who is currently the sporting director of Coritiba.
“The career path of Mark Šuler and Marcos Tavares had been planned for some time, but it didn’t work out in the spring or summer and was postponed to the autumn and timed to coincide with the league break during the national team campaign. The Sport Director and the Assistant Sport Director left for Brazil yesterday and return on the 27th. November. It is the usual football stuff from their job (monitoring potential candidates for NK Maribor), which, after remote scouting via the relevant football platforms, has been upgraded in the form of live monitoring of selected individual matches,“, Maribor management told Večer that the duo had travelled to the fifth largest country in the world.
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