Flamengo’s campaign at the beginning of Brasileirão is well below what the board and fans expected and coach Rogério Ceni is more pressured than ever at the club after the defeat to Atlético-MG, last Wednesday (7) by 2 to 1, for the tenth round of the competition.
With eight games played in the tournament – two clashes have been postponed and have not yet been rescheduled -, Rubro-Negro has four wins and another four defeats. There are 12 points earned, which places the club in 11th place in the Brasileirão.
According to columnist Renato Maurício Prado, from UOL Esporte, the mood for Rogério Ceni is terrible at the Rio de Janeiro club: “players can no longer stand Ceni’s training, charges and decisions. The leaders either.”
However, the club cannot fire the coach and the reason is money.
According to the columnist, the person responsible for maintaining Rogério Ceni as coach of Flamengo is Rodrigo Tostes, the club’s vice president for finance. The coach’s dismissal would result in the payment of a million dollar fine (R$ 3 million) and the hiring of a replacement, possibly more expensive, would further damage the club’s coffers, which felt the effects of the global crisis.
Flamengo’s next appointment
To try to end the bad phase, Rubro-Negro has a chance at the end of the week. Rogério Ceni’s team returns to the field this Sunday (11) against Chapecoense, at Maracanã, in a game of the 11th round of Brasileirão, scheduled to start at 18:15 (Brasilia time).
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