Flamengo meets with Carlos Carvalhal as search for new coach begins

The Brazilian club Flamengo has taken their first steps in search for a replacement for Jorge Jesus. Reports suggest that vice president Marcos Braz has been in Lisbon since Thursday, and has had several meetings with Carlos Carvalhal and also scheduled another on Saturday with Leonardo Jardim.
by Sambafoot
24/07/2020 6:41 PM
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Carlos Carvalhal whose contract is close to an end, manages his last game on the touchline with Rio Ave, in the last fixture of the Portuguese league, against Boavista. He side needs to come back victorious and hope for a slip from Famalicão to take the fifth place.

A victory and a slip up from Farmalicao would bolster Calvalhal’s side chances of playing in the Europa League next season.

Rubro-Negro sees the 54-year-old Portuguese with a good profile has a perfect fit to continue the great work done by countryman Jesus.

Carlos is an offensive type manager and always has a good relationship with his players.

Leonardo Jardim previously stated he prefers to stay in Europe in the first approach by phone, then decided later on to listen to the Flamengo project. In addition, the Portuguese also has doubts about the full payment of the contract in an eventual forced termination. due to political-sanitary crisis in Brazil caused by the coronavirus pandemics.

Leonardo Jardim, 45, who has been Free on the market since December last year, has the most “attractive” credentials. He was once French champion with Monaco in 2016/17, beating Paris Saint-Germain in that period. Before then, he managed BragaSporting and Olympiacos.

Despite the likeness of Jorge Jesus‘ successor being Portuguese, the decision to hire a foreigner is still on the table.

Flamengo are working with other names, amongst them are two Spaniards: Miguel Ángel Ramírez and Domènec Torrent.

Miguel Ángel Ramírez from Independiente del Valle already met via video chat, while Domènec Torrent is a former assistant of Pep Guardiola. Several others have also been offered in the past few days, such as Germany’s Jurgen Klinsmann.

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