Manager Dorival Júnior sacked by Flamengo
Flamengo have officially announced the sacking of manager Dorival Júnior, as the manager turned down an offer to reduce his wages.
The club wanted him to reduce his wages by 50%, which was not an acceptable option for Dorival.
Dorival Júnior assumed Flamengo in July 2012, replacing Joel Santana. He coached the rubro-negro in 37 games, achieving unimpressive results.
His results in 2012 were better as Flamengo easily won their group in the first turn of the Rio de Janeiro State Championship, before being eliminated by Botafogo in the semifinals.
Dorival Júnior's work was praised by Flamengo's vice-president Wallim Vasconcelos, who pointed out his ethic and his philosophy of giving chances to homegrown players.
The new manager has not been announced yet, but Paulo Autuori, Mano Menezes and Jorginho are the favorite ones.
Mano Menezes' agent is Carlos Leite, who has strong connections with the current board, thus making the former Brazil managert he favorite to assume the job.
Jorginho, who was Mano's assistant at the national team, is also deemed a likely option.
Source: Flamengo's official site