São Paulo’s tough fixture list after sacking Thiago Carpini

The São Paulo Tricolor faces a string of pivotal matches as it seeks a new coach
Josué Seixas
2024-04-18 18:08:14

São Paulo officially announced today the dismissal of Thiago Carpini after a brief tenure as coach that lasted only 18 matches, during which the team won the Supercopa do Brasil against Palmeiras and achieved its first victory over Corinthians at the Neo Química Arena. The defeat in the Brasileirão against Flamengo was the final straw that led to the decision by the club’s leadership.

“São Paulo announces the resignation of coach Thiago Carpini after discussions held between the professional and the board this Thursday at the Barra Funda Training Center,” the institution stated in a social media post.


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The announcement informed that assistant coach Milton Cruz will take charge on an interim basis. While there are many rumors about who will take the reins, including Spanish coach Rafa Benítez, the decision cannot be delayed given the busy schedule of important matches awaiting the team.

The next match is on April 21 against Atlético Goianiense, away from home and with the obligation to win after two consecutive losses in the Brasileirão. Four days later, they will have to travel to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to face Barcelona in the Copa Sudamericana, a tournament in which the São Paulo Tricolor suffered one defeat and secured one victory.

On April 29, São Paulo has a pivotal match against Palmeiras at the Morumbi for the Brazilian league. In the middle of that week, once again with little time to rest, the team will have to travel to the state of Pará for the clash against Águia de Marabá in the Copa do Brasil.

Zagallo documentary

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