Flamengo, recently defeated in the final of the Brazilian Cup, is actively looking for a new coach after Jorge Sampaoli’s disappointing season. Former Brazilian National Team coach Tite emerges as the favorite to take the job.
Since his tenure at the helm of the Brazilian national team ended after the last World Cup in December 2022, Tite has kept a low profile, awaiting tempting offers in Europe, in line with his stated ambitions. However, no European club had managed to convince him.
With a season already underway in Europe, Tite is now starting to consider a return to Brazil. Recently, Flamengo took a first step by exploring the possibility of hiring him. The response was positive, opening the door to potential collaboration.
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An agreement for 2024?
If a deal were to go through, it is likely that Tite would not take the reins of the team until 2024. This would allow him to participate in season planning upon signing, but without leading the team on the field this time. year. However, the club management would prefer an immediate start.
Compared to the Jorge Sampaoli selection process, the negotiation with Tite should take a different turn. Last April, Landim was the main supporter of the Argentinian’s hiring. This time, the cards are redistributed, with Tite in a strong position.
Flamengo in search of stability
While Jorge Sampaoli is still in charge, Flamengo has not yet formalized a process to recruit Tite. The club, however, consulted intermediaries to better understand the coach’s career aspirations and financial expectations.
14 days before the end of the Brazilian championship, Flamengo is currently ranked 7th. The crucial choice of the next coach could well shape the future of the iconic Rio club.