dooz's initial foray into management was an up-and-down affair. An early run of good form saw dooz and his Bremen side looking like a lock for promotion and the side was able to qualify from a tough group in the Coppa Tradizione. The season is long, though, and Bremen quickly found itself in a deep losing streak that tumbled the team out of the top half of the table in Serie C and out of the Tradizione in the round of 16. Invigorated by the strong play of reserve striker Akpala saw the team make a late run at top 3 finish but were ultimately doomed by a draw against one of teams mired in the bottom of the table prompted the board to fire dooz before the final match of the season. dooz was not out of work long, as he took an opportunity to manage the Portland Timbers in an off-season tourney. The Timbers, despite being one of the weakest sides on paper in the competition, qualified out of the group and gave eventual the eventual champs Crystal Palace (and Serie A manager Zikry) a tough match in the quarters. On the strength of his attacking play in the tourney and his defensive reputation from his playing days, dooz was hired on by Sao Paulo SC Corinthians Paulista.