Oswaldo sacked by Flamengo, Ramalho the favourite to take over
Flamengo have sacked their coach Oswaldo de Oliveira, following a board meeting on Saturday morning. They are now searching for their sixth coach in 18 months, with Muricy Ramalho reported to be the board’s preferred choice. Fla currently sit in 11th place after another very average season in which they have already gone through three coaches in the shape of Vanderlei Luxemborgo, Cristovão Borges and now Oswaldo de Oliveira.
The Flamengo board have likely been moved to act with the news that Atlético Mineiro sacked Levir Culpi on Thursday and have made Muricy Ramalho a priority. Ramalho, who left São Paulo due to ill health in April, is said to be sought after by Galo and Internacional. It appears that Flamengo have decided to act now and sack Oswaldo in order to head off the competition and appoint Ramalho.
Also linked with the job are Cuca, who is set to resign as coach of Shandong Luneng in China. Cuca won the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro in 2013. However, Flamengo have a presidential election on December 7th and it is possible that an announcement will be delayed until the re-election of Eduardo Bandeira de Mello is confirmed. Jayme de Almeida will take temporary charge until an appointment is made.