Abel Ferreira is still in Palm trees Until December 2025. President Leila Pereira announced the renewal of the coach’s contract this Tuesday afternoon, at the Football Academy, in a special press conference for female journalists.
Leila Pereira, President of Palmeiras, announces the renewal of Abel Ferreira
– Many journalists and fans ask me about signings and my focus has always been to maintain the professionals who have shown stability over the years in terms of performance on the field. Big boost to Palm trees This is one. We believe in professionals who work – began the President.
– I would like to inform you that we have renewed the contract with our coach Abel Ferreira until December 2025.
Negotiations have been presented before ge This week progress was made over the past few days, extending the coach's contract that was previously valid until December 2024.
After that, Leila Pereira reinforced the desire to retain Abel Ferreira and the coach's belief in preserving the project.
– As you know, it was my desire to keep this winning coach with us for a long time and this is great news for our fans, our organization and for Appel and his coaching staff. I'm sure he is very happy, he believes in continuing the project and we will remain strong, always fighting to get as many titles as possible.
The President's plan, by the way, is to keep the Technical Committee on for a longer period – with renewal until the end of 2027, if she is re-elected at the end of the year.
However, talk of extending it for another year at least ensures that Appel will remain in the new Club World Cup, which will be held between June and July 2025.
Abel Ferreira speaks after the first training session of the season in Palmeiras: “We have increased the pace”
Abel arrived at Verdão at the end of 2020 and was subject to a contract renewal in 2022, but he indicated last year that he might leave the club after winning the Brazilian Championship.
He was keen to emphasize the feeling of exhaustion due to the routine of Brazilian football on more than one occasion, specifically during the period when there was still interest from Al-Sadd of Qatar. The scenario raised doubts about the coach's future, but he did not take the Qatari team's proposal to the board of directors.
Appel's future will begin to be decided on Friday in Palmeiras
Since the end of the year, the president has begun working to strengthen the technical committee, also composed of assistants João Martins, Vitor Castanheira, Carlos Martinho and Thiago Costa.
Abel Ferreira went on vacation and told the club that he would fulfill his contract until the end and resumed his activities last Monday, having had an extra week to spend some time with his family in Portugal.
“I don't have to say goodbye to anyone,” Abel Ferreira told Palmeiras after the title
The appointment was agreed with the club after the coach stayed another week in Brazil at the end of the Brazilian League to plan the 2024 season.
Abel Ferreira boasts nine titles won Palm trees He ranks second in the ranking of greatest champions, behind only Oswaldo Brandao, who has 10.
He is also the sixth coach to participate in the most matches in Verdau's history, with 226 matches, behind Rubens Minnelli (253), Ventura Cambon (305), Vanderlei Luxemburgo (410), Luiz Felipe Scolari (484) and Osvaldo Brandao (562).
- 🏆 Two-time Brazilian champion: 2022 and 2023
- 🏆 Twice Libertadores champion: 2020 and 2021
- 🏆 Sao Paulo champion twice: 2022 and 2023
- 🏆 South American Champion Recopa: 2022
- 🏆 Super Cup Champion: 2023
- 🏆Brazil Cup Champion: 2020
- The second coach with the most titles (9)
- Sixth coach with the most matches (226)
- The fifth coach with the most victories (131)
- The first coach to achieve the most victories in the Libertadores (27)
- The third coach with the most victories in the Brazilian Championship (60)
- The third coach with the most victories in the Brazilian Cup (11)
- Fourth coach with the most number of matches in Palestra/Allianz (104)
- The first coach to participate in the most matches in Allianz Park alone (104)
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