Flamengo sees his coach "balanced"
Sport Lisboa e Benfica put Jorge Jesus as their number one option to replace Bruno Lage in charge of the team. Citing the newspaper "A Bola", the portal UOL .Com.Br (Brazil), says that the Portuguese club sent agent Bruno Macedo to Brazil, a person close to Jorge Jesus, with the mission of "convincing the coach" to leave the Flamengo, recalling that Macedo was one of those responsible for arranging the departure of Jesus to Flamengo in May last year, together with Lucca Bertolucci, son of businessman Giuliano Bertolucci.
Macedo and Jesus are close since the time when the coach commanded Braga, from Portugal, praises the UOL newspaper.
The referred Brazilian publication also states that a first attack was made with Jorge Jesus two weeks ago, when Benfica decided to dismiss Bruno Lage after a series of bad results. At that moment, immediately, the attack would have heard a negative response from the Portuguese technician.
But Benfica's hope remained. Is that, there are uncertainties about the calendar of Brazilian football and the hypothesis of Jorge Jesus leaving Flamengo, seems to exist. Incidentally, the Carioca Championship is the only State Championship that has already returned to its course and Libertadores has no date when it will be restarted, due to the continuity of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (Covid-19). In the case of Brasileirão, the tournament is scheduled to start in early August.
Flamengo follows Benfica attack
UOL also reveals that Benfica's stance has been closely monitored by Flamengo. Internally, the club admits that the conversations exist and sees Jorge Jesus swayed in returning to Europe.
The uncertainty about the calendar would be one of the reasons that make the Portuguese self-question his stay in Brazil. A possible victory over Fluminense on Wednesday (8th), in the Rio Cup final, would close the only championship in progress in Brazil. From then on, Flamengo would no longer have any certainty about when they will return to the field. And this question is what most bothers the Portuguese coach.
It should be noted that Jorge Jesus coached Benfica between 2009 and 2015. At the helm of the team, he won the Portuguese Championship three times, once the Portuguese Cup and five times the League Cup.