Official: Jorge Jesús is the new coach of Flamengo

"What mainly convinced me was the greatness of Flamengo, the four most famous clubs in the world are Flamengo, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Real Madrid," he said.


El Flamengo, the most popular team in Brazil, announced on Saturday the hiring of Portuguese Jorge Jesus as the club's new coach until the end of this season. "Jorge Jesús is the new coach of Flamengo" , said the Rio de Janeiro team in its official Twitter profile. The coach, who has developed the most of his career in the Portuguese bench, con excellent results in Benfica, closed a agreement for a season with the president of Flamengo, Rodolfo Landim, this Saturday after a meeting in Madrid. Jorge Jesus, 64, will take the reins of the staff rubro-negra "in mid-June" to replace Abel Braga, who submitted his resignation after feeling "betrayed" by the Rio club. "What mainly convinced me was the greatness of Flamengo, the four most famous clubs in the world are Flamengo, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Therefore, it was one of the reasons to accept, besides the possibility of winning titles. ", said the Portuguese coach in statements collected by 'GloboEsporte'. "Flamengo will give me the chance to win the Libertadores, to win the World Cup (of clubs). I spent many years in Benfica and won do" , he completed. He also praised the "structure, quality and good players" of the Rio club and hinted that he will ask the board for some reinforcement to face with guarantees the rest of the season and be able to fight for titles. The club of Rio de Janeiro confirmed on the eve that has almost closed the signing of the side of Bayern Munich Rafinha and waiting for a response del also lateral Filipe Luis, Atlético de Madrid, with whom he has already met. Both players finalize their contracts with their respective clubs at the end of June. Likewise, he recognized his interest in other soccer players to reinforce the defensive line, like the Colombian Cristián Zapata, of the Italian Milan, and the Brazilian Jemerson, of the Monaco. The Flamengo will be measured at the end of July with the Emelec Ecuadorian in the eighth final of the Copa Libertadores and in the Brazilian Championship it occupies the sixth position with ten points, three behind the leader, Palmeiras.



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