New Grêmio president Fábio Koff hoping to extend Luxemburgo's contract this week
Fábio Koff, the new president of Grêmio, is looking to move this week to tie head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo down to a new contract at the club.
Despite being elected in October, Koff, who will replace current president Paulo Odone, does not take control of the club until December. However, with Cruzeiro showing an interest and with fans getting restless at the thought of Luxemburgo leaving when his contract runs out at the end of the season, Koff has chosen to act early in renewing the staff for next season.
As well as Luxemburgo, Koff is also looking to secure the rest of the technical staff for next season with new contracts for fitness coaches Antonio Mello and Antonio Lopes Junior and also assistants Paulo Paixão, Roger Machado and Emerson da Rosa.
Luxembourgo has worked wonders in Porto Alegre this season in getting the team to 3rd in the table with just a handful of games remaining, however it is thought the coach wants come assurances over the plans for pre-season and reinforcements before he signs on.