Former Bayern Munich defender Breno is set to sign for Sao Paulo upon his release from prison, which could happen as early as January 2014.
Breno, who had been given a sentence of three years and nine months for arson in July 2012 after setting fire to his own house while under the influence of alcohol, secured a role with Bayern’s youth department last month after being granted day parole.
Die Welt reports that Breno could be freed in the New Year, and Sao Paolo executive member Jose Geraldo de Oliveira said: “Breno will play for us.”
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praised the former Brazil Under-21 international’s approach to his role within the club’s youth set-up.
“He feels fine -- the job gives him great pleasure,” he said.
Rummenigge revealed Breno is also building up his fitness during his time with Bayern, adding: “We want to bring him up to a decent level as soon as possible even though he will not play for us again. As soon as he is released from prison, he will join FC Sao Paolo. He has a contract there.”
The former Brazil Under-21 international is now allowed to leave prison from 8.30am to 5pm, having initially only been granted five hours’ parole per day, and a Stadelheim Prison official told Die Welt he had been an “unproblematic and trustworthy inmate”.