The perception, admitted by Sampaoli, is that the team has not internalized the ideal world preached by the coach.– Although the second match in the Brazilian Cup final was not the worst performance in five months of work.
Behind the scenes, the conversation is not ‘if’, but ‘when’ Sampaoli will leave the reins. The timing of this includes planning for the remaining rounds of the Brazilian League.
Sacking Sampaoli just to temporarily put the problem in the lap of Mario Jorge, the U-20 coach, is not the best option. From Flamingo Summit. This year, there was a transitional period with him as the team lost 2-0 to Maringa, in the Brazilian Cup, for example.
Unlike previous occasions, the board has yet to express itself publicly after the match against São Paulo in support of Sampaoli remaining. long-term. The coach confirmed in the press conference that this definition is the responsibility of President Rodolfo Landim.
Players who spoke after the match, such as Gabigol and Everton Ribeiro, avoided blaming the coach solely By failure. But the number 10, in particular, pointed out the team’s collective shortcomings.
Focus on what’s left
Flamengo returns to the field on Saturday to face Bahia at the Maracana Stadium in the Brazilian League.
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