Flamengo is still looking for a coach to succeed Renato Gaúcho and Jorge Jesus remains among the best of those responsible for the Rio de Janeiro emblem. According to ‘Globeesporte’, Marcos Braz and Bruno Spindel – vice president and executive director of the club’s football, respectively – will travel this Friday to Lisbon for a final attempt with the Benfica coach, but without forgetting three Portuguese coaches: Carlos Carvalhal, Paulo Fonseca and Paulo Sousa. According to the same source, the leaders of Flamengo understand that they can benefit from the discontent that Benfica fans have defined towards Jorge Jesus, yet they want to know if the coach wants to guide the mengão again. The conversation with the Portuguese coach is Braz and Spindel’s priority, who will only then leave for possible advances by the three Portuguese coaches.
Include player may provide output from Carlos Carvalhal
‘Globo Esporte’ realizes that Flamengo maintains the intention of not paying a termination clause for Carvalhal, so that it disassociates itself from Sp. Braga. However, the managers consider it a negotiable situation and can include a player in the deal to facilitate the departure of the Portuguese coach.
Paulo Fonseca remains unemployed
Of the three Portuguese coaches on the table, if Jorge Jesus does not accept to return to Brazil, Paulo Fonseca is the only one who is not currently active, so a possible transfer of the 48-year-old coach is the ‘easiest’ to achieve .
Paulo Sousa’s situation less simple but viable
Paulo Sousa, on the other hand, directs the Polish national team, which will dispute in March next year the playoff for access to the Mundial’2022. Flamengo, according to the specialist, information that a possible negotiation is viable.