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The Flamengo, brazilian champion and the Copa Libertadores , announced on Friday the resignation of Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus and thanked him for the six titles won, for a little over a year of work.
Despite the fact that neither the most popular club of Brazil nor the coach referred to the future, in Portugal is given as a fact the return of Jorge Jesus at Benfica, the club that he led between 2009 and 2015, and with which he won three League titles, a Portuguese Cup and five League Cups.
The set of rio announced in a press release that the Portuguese coach of 65 years reported today during a meeting with the leaders of its decision to terminate the contract to return to Portugal.
“Despite lamenting the loss of his victorious technical, Flamengo respects his personal decision,” says the club in the press release.
The club recalled that, in the thirteen months that had Jorge Jesus as coach, the Flamengo “was a performance spectacular” and won the Libertadores Cup (2019), the Brazilian Championship (2019), the Super cup Brazil (2020), the Recopa Sudamericana (2020), the Copa Guanabara (2020), and, last Wednesday, the Campeonato Carioca (2020).
“On behalf of all of the address and of the 42 million rojinegros, which form the largest hobby in the world, our biggest thanks to him and all his technical commission for everything that was made, as well as our desire to continue to have huge success as they had with us”, said the statement.
Jorge Jesus directed one of the templates most sought after you have mounted the Flamengo in their history .
Stand out striker Gabriel Barbosa ‘Gabigol’, scorer of the Libertadores and the League brazilian in the past year, the midfielder uruguay’s Giorgian de Arrascaeta; the side Filipe Luis (former Atletico Madrid), the creative Diego, the left-winger Rafinha and goalkeeper Diego Alves.
Flamengo confirmed the exit of Jorge Jesus a few hours after that the Portuguese press announced that Benfica had come to an agreement to return to the bench.
According to the versions of the sporting press, lusa, Jesus accepted an agreement to lead the Benfica the next three seasons and is expected in Lisbon this weekend to sign the contract.
in Addition to the nine titles won, with Jorge Jesus on the sidelines, under his command, Benfica also reached two finals of the Europa League, although without getting the trophy: in 2013, lost 1-2 to Chelsea and in 2014 they lost on penalties against Sevilla.
After leaving Benfica, Jorge Jesus took over as coach of Sporting Portugal , which he commanded for three seasons, before continue our way to the Al Hilal saudi and arrival at Flamengo in June of last year.
Jesus, will take on Benfica in the vacancy left by his fellow countryman Bruno Lage , who left the club at the end of June after several stumbling blocks that we walked away from the league title.
Your first challenge, again, as a coach, the lisbon club will be the final of the Cup of Portugal on the 1st of August against Porto, which was proclaimed two days ago, League champion.