Jorginho favorite to replace Dorival Júnior as Flamengo manager
Former Brazil's assistant manager Jorginho tops Flamengo's shortlist to replace Dorival Júnior as the team's new manager.
Dorival Júnior was sacked on Saturday following a lack of agreement over his wages, which Flamengo wanted to reduce.
Mano Menezes was originally deemed the most likely option to replace him, but his wages are a problem.
Flamengo's director of football Paulo Pelaipe said the following about the former Brazil manager: "Mano Menezes is not a strong name because he is at the same level as Muricy Ramalho, Abel Braga, all with very high wages. I'm returning to talk with Wallim to solve this. I already have the manager in my head and I'll talk with the board".
Jorginho has thus emerged as the favorite option, he managed J-League team Kashima Antlers last year and is a former Flamengo player, which also makes him a more appealing choice.
Besides working as Dunga's assistant manager at the national team, he also coached small Rio de Janeiro club America and Série A teams Goiás and Figueirense.
His campaign as Figueirense's manager in 2011 was successful, ending the season in 7th place in Brazil's top division and earning nationwide recognition.
If Jorginho is hired as Flamengo's manager, his salary will be considerably lower than that of Dorival Júnior, fitting the club's new policy of cutting expenses.
Source: Globo Esporte