Flamengo has fired the coach and Sampaoli looks like a candidate

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flamenco he fired the Portuguese coach on Tuesday Victor Pereira, two days after losing the Rio de Janeiro state tournament final to Fluminense, in the latest setback to a shaky start to the season. The Argentine appears among the candidates to be the new coach George Sampaolirecently passed through Seville in Spain.

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“Flamengo informs that coach Vitor Pereira and his coaching staff are no longer in charge of the professional team. The board thanks the professional and wishes him good luck in the continuation of his career,” Flamengo said on his account Twitter, who will make his debut in the Brazilian national championship on Sunday against Coritiba at the Maracana stadium.

The present and the team’s performance Mengão so far this 2023 has not been at all what was expected: he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup against Al Hilal de Ramon Diazit lost to the Recopa Sudamericana Independent Valleythe Brazilian Super Cup against palmeiras and the recent fall against fluminense. Also, his Copa Libertadores debut was in a loss to Ecuador aucas for 2-1.

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In this way, the patience towards the now ex-Portuguese coach has run out behind the doors of the club and his replacement is already being sought, Sampaoli is one of the main ones aimed at taking over.

Vitor Pereira, the Portuguese manager who eliminated Boca with Corinthians for the 2022 Libertadores, had arrived at the club for this 2023 season after Dorival Junior left his post. Thus, the stay of the Portuguese lasted only four months.

Vitor Pereira is no longer the Flamengo manager.  Photo: Fadel SENNA / AFP.

Vitor Pereira is no longer the Flamengo manager. Photo: Fadel SENNA / AFP.

racing AND Fernando Gago they must take note of the situation given that they share group A of the continental tournament with Flamengo and will meet for the first time on May 4 in Avellaneda, certainly with a new coach representing the current champion of the competition.

As for the former coach of the Argentina national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Sampaoli has just been fired from his second cycle in Seville after 31 games in which he collected 13 wins, 12 losses and 6 draws. In case of confirmation of his transfer to Flamengo, he would return to Brazilian football after directing Saints already in 2019 Atletico Mineiro Next year.

Sampaoli, in the sights of Flamengo.  Photo: REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo.

Sampaoli, in the sights of Flamengo. Photo: REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo.

Source: Clarin

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