Jorginho officially announced as Flamengo's new manager
Jorginho has been officially announced as Flamengo's new manager, replacing Dorival Júnior, who was sacked on Saturday. He signed contract with Fla until December 2014.
The 48-year old manager played for Flamengo and other teams, and was in Brazil squad when the Seleção won the World Cup title in 1994.
He started his managerial career at America-RJ in 2006 and was Dunga's assistant manager until 2010. He would later manage Goiás and Figueirense. Kashima Antlers hired him in 2012.
Jorginho fits in Flamengo's new policy of not overspending, and fits the club's idea of having a young manager strongly identified with the club.
The club's vice-president Wallim Vasconcelos told the official site the following: "Jorginho has a lot of international experience, was part of the national team, is respectable and as a former player he has a history at the club. He is certainly a good name for the club".
Former player Aílton Ferraz has been hired as the new assistant manager and as like Jorginho, he shares an identification with the club.
Source: Flamengo's official site