Botafogo dismisses coach Tiago Nunes, seeks new leadership

In the interim, assistant coach Fabio Matias will lead the team.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-02-23 08:54:45

Botafogo has ended its relationship with coach Tiago Nunes following a series of inconsistent performances. This decision came to light after the team’s return from Bolivia, where they secured a 1-1 draw against Aurora in the Pre-Libertadores match. Notably, Nunes was ejected for a dispute with Aurora’s coach, signaling a contentious end to his brief stint.


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Over 15 games under Nunes, Botafogo’s record was mixed: four wins, seven draws, and four losses. Controversy surrounded Nunes after he suggested some players were hesitant to play, a claim he later clarified on social media, indicating no formal request was made by the players.

In the interim, assistant coach Fabio Matias will lead the team, starting with their upcoming match against Audax. The search for a new coach is in progress, with prospects likely coming from SAF Alvinegra’s multi-club company.

Botafogo currently stands outside the qualifying spots for the Campeonato Carioca, needing to secure a place in the top four in the last two rounds. They must also defeat Aurora in their next Pre-Libertadores match to advance.

Nunes expressed his gratitude toward the club and reflected on his experience with a parting quote, highlighting the philosophical takeaway from his tenure. In his words,

“Thank you to all the people who work daily at this beautiful club. It was a beautiful life experience. Render therefore to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s”