Sousa has been assistant to Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz. It is the first time the 38-year-old will take charge of a team and Jordan believes it is significant that the Portuguese has the title of first team coach.
He said: "I think it's brilliant that a guy who knows nothing about the Championship has been appointed. The terminology is important. Isn't Briatore the manager?
"I was more concerned when Rangers appointed Iain Dowie because although I don't have a lot of regard for him, he knows the Championship.
"Paulo Sousa knows next to nothing about the Championship which is a very specific league. You need a special knowledge of it to get out of it and you can't buy this.
"When Portsmouth finally got out of Championship they did it with an experienced manager in Harry Redknapp."