Despite winning a place in the Libertadores final, the evidence that Abel Ferreira should not fully fulfill his contract with Palmeiras, which expires at the end of 2022, is increasingly clear and greater. According to people from the club heard by UOL Sport, there was an internal certainty that the coach would leave Alviverde at the end of this year.
The presence in the decision opens a small loophole for the marriage to be a little longer and into 2022. A new continental conquest, which would take Palmeiras again to the Club World Cup, could extend the partnership. Everything would depend on the final against Flamengo.
Still without a defined venue, but with the UAE appearing as the main candidate, the World Cup should take place in February 2022. And with another Libertadores in his pocket and the chance to win the title of clubs with the greatest international reach, it’s hard to imagine Abel saying goodbye before the dispute.
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Even with a possible title conquest, however, it is believed that the permanence of Abel, whose contract still has an automatic renewal clause for 2023, should not even happen after the hypothetical participation in the tournament.
The coach’s statement at the press conference after the game against Galo, revealing that he had promised the players that he “would not abandon them” until the end of this year, only came to show the tone of goodbye.