Santos coach Muricy Ramalho believes Brazilian football calendar should be like Europe's
Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has suggested that the Brazilian football calendar should follow the same system as in Europe, to reduce the number of players missing domestic football for international games.
The Piexe boss has previously revealed his frustrations at Neymar missing numerous Brasileirão fixtures due to commitments with the Seleção.
The Chelsea and Barcelona target has only made 12 appearances this season, out of a possible 32, and is just one of the many Brazilian players in the same situation.
Ramalho believes a system like Europe's, which has international breaks, would be much better.
He said: "We see Europe as having no qualifiers, no championship, and I think it should be like there because it harms no one.
"Sometimes they only play once a week.
"We have to make a study of it [the calendar] and give it an improvement for sure."
The Santos coach, whose side are currently in eleventh, also revealed that he is already looking for reinforcements ahead of next season.
This is because of the upcoming Confederations Cup, taking place in Brazil in June, which will cause selection problems for Ramalho.
He added: "We need to have a number of players, because Santos will lose many players to competitions and of course our main player [Neymar].
"Every year it will be so until the World Cup, we will have to get used to it."
The Brazilian football season is currently very different to the European calendar as fixtures for the Seleção and international games feature throughout the regular season.
The national league starts in May and finishes in December, with teams also playing regional championships in the 26 states and the federal district at the beginning of the year.