Portuguese media claim Jorge Jesus is set to leave Flamengo for Benfica

Reports coming from Portugal have claimed that Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus is set to leave the coach and accept a role at Benfica as manager.
by Sambafoot
17/07/2020 1:12 PM
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The rumors have been well on the cards for months now and it appears there might be a development already.

It is being reported that talks have being ongoing for a while and the final details for the Portuguese manager to join the club was agreed on Friday morning.

It’s now expected that Jesus is due to travel to Lisbon this weekend, in order to formalize the agreement with the Portuguese giants. As per reports, details of the contract include a three-year deal that would see the 65-year-old earn six million euros per season.

The Portuguese media cite that Jesus is close friends with Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira and has close affinity for the club having managed them for six seasons before he left in 2015.

There was also a hint the manger could be leaving during their celebrations after their recent Carioca triumph. The squad decided to lift the manager up for everything that he has achieved and then Gabigol went beyond. The striker got close to him, kissed him, and ended up giving him a hug.

It seemed more like a farewell and it seems to go in line with rumors that Jorge Jesus has an agreement to return to Benfica.

Since 2019, he has been at the helm of Flamengo, a club at which he won six trophies.

Five years after leaving Luz, Jorge Jesus is now expected back at the Eagles’ bank.

For now, there has been no official statement of any sort from both clubs but it’s more than likely there’ll be an update on this over the coming days.


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