Corinthians reaches financial agreement and waits for a final answer from Atlético Nacional coach Reinaldo Rueda
Corinthians are awaiting a response from Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda, who's currently in charge of Atlético Nacional.
Talks between Corinthians and Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda advanced on Tuesday, according to the information from UOL Esporte. At the moment, the board of Corinthians awaits a 'yes' from Rueda, who also evaluates some situations in his return to Medellín after competing in the FIFA Club World Cup Atlético Nacional. In the contacts made by his representatives, the coach and Corinthians have already reached a financial agreement. The contract with Reinaldo Rueda and possibly another two or three technical committee members would be valid for one year and estimated at $2 million for the season. Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade has established contact with Rueda, who was attracted by the possibility of working in Brazilian football. The Colombian is yet to define his situation, to give a final response to Corinthians, who fired Oswaldo de Oliveira shortly after the end of the Brazilian Championship.
The main issue concerns the health of the coach, who assesses the possibility of having a hip surgery and take a breal for around four months. Rueda also needs to address the switch to Brazil with his family. The stay at Atlético Nacional in 2017 is also considered by the coach, who according to the site El Colombiano, could renew his contract with the current club, undergo hip surgery and then resume duties at the end of the first half. It is certain that the coach has signaled to Corinthians that he can accept the invitation. The financial aspect, among other factors, could have an effect on the coach's decision, because the salary offered by Corinthians is practically double of what he currently earns in Colombia. Rueda was also excited with the approach of Corinthians fans in social media.
Corinthians made attempts for Guto Ferreira, Dorival Júnior and Jair Ventura but were unsuccessful. The first two options were Roger Machado and Eduardo Baptista, who went to Atlético-MG and Palmeiras, respectively.