Domènec Torrent close to signing for Flamengo as Jorge Jesus’ replacement
The negotiations got to an advanced stage on Monday with Torrent hosted in a dinner in Madrid by the club’s hierarchy. There are still some loose ends to be tied up about the contract duration but Flamengo president Marcos Braz and director Bruno Spindel took time to explain the project to the Spaniard. The 58-year-old in turn explained his methods to the club’s board and the style of play/methodology he wants to bring to the team.
Businessman Carlos Leite played a prominent role in the background as he was an important link with the Spaniard’s agent Joan Patsy Jr. since the start of January.
Torrent worked with Guardiola at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, and coached New York FC between 2018 and 2019. Torrent’s idea is to bring only three members of the coaching staff to Flamengo, a smaller number than than the seven of Jorge Jesus. One of them is Jordi Gris, who worked at New York FC and had been a scout at Barcelona and was part of the Manchester City committee at the time of Guardiola. The Spaniard also raised the possibility of having Jordi Guerrero, Pablo Machin’s former assistant, as his direct assistant.
Asides Torrent, Marcos Braz and Bruno Spindel also spoke to three other potential candidates. Spanish Fernando Hierro and the Portuguese pair of José Peseiro and Carlos Carvalhal. However, the latter was announced as Braga manager yesterday.