June 10 – Brazilian membership Flamengo have parted methods with their Portuguese supervisor Paulo Sousa after lower than six months. Current defeats by the hands of Fortaleza and Crimson Bull Bragantino triggered his dismissal.
The Portuguese stop his function with the Polish nationwide workforce to steer the Rio giants, however he by no means fairly obtained Flamengo to play the swashbuckling soccer their followers count on. The 2021 Copa Libertadores finalists sit in 14th place within the Brazilian league desk, seven factors off the tempo after ten rounds within the new season.
Sousa was not the primary selection when he arrived in Rio de Janeiro. Jorge Jesus was the main candidate, however Flamengo’s hierarchy did not land the coach who introduced Flamengo a lot in 2019, profitable the league and Libertadores double. Jesus set a brand new customary and ever since Flamengo have struggled to copy the heights of his reign, with Domenec Torrent, Rogerio Ceni, Renato Gaucho and now Paulo Sousa falling brief.
Sousa’s dismissal doesn’t come as a shock in a soccer panorama the place persistence is at all times in brief provide. Even so, Flamengo had invested rather a lot within the Portuguese, providing him a considerable wage, a protracted contract and the keys to the soccer division.
The morning after the defeat by Bragantino on Wednesday, the Brazilian press wrote that Sousa had been fired. By the afternoon, Dorival Júnior had accepted to step into the void and succeed Sousa at Brazil’s most supported membership. To that finish, he gave up his function at Ceara, which lasted simply 18 video games in 73 days.
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