With an eye on next season, Flamengo is in a hurry to take some measures in football. In addition to defining the new coach, there are also topics related to the group of players. There are those whose contract is at the end and their future is undefined. However, the board decided internally not to move forward with any negotiations yet.
According to information from Guilherme Silva, from the Coluna do Fla website, negotiations will resume with the consent of the next coach. All situations will have effective participation of Tite or whoever Sampaoli replaces.
Rodrigo Caio, who was already considered a card off the deck for 2024, may still stay. The defender was constantly called up by Tite in the national team and he pleases the coach. Regarding Bruno Henrique, the club knows that the athlete is asking for at least two years on his contract.
“Flamengo “stopped” all talks about contract renewal and will only return to negotiations after agreeing with the coach. Rodrigo Caio, Filipe Luís and Everton Ribeiro will be re-evaluated by the commission that arrives. The new coach will be decisive in the process of who stays or leaves. The most delicate situation is that of Bruno Henrique. Idol and at a high level, the club proposes another 1 year of contract, while the player asks for 2 years with increased salary. The attacker is in the sights of other teams and can now sign a pre-contract with any of them”, informs Guilherme.
Flamengo has foreigners in its sights
On Domingol com Benja, on CNN Brasil, Benjamin Back confirmed that Tite is plan A, but there is another possibility discussed behind the scenes if he doesn’t come to blows with the former coach of the Brazilian team.
“The information I have is that Tite does not want to take over the club in 2023 and that Flamengo is working quietly with a foreign coach”, says Benja.
Since the end of the World Cup, Tite has been free on the market. Initially, the coach would have been waiting for a project in Europe, but no challenge would have seduced the professional. Regarding returning to Brazil, he ruled out starting a project this year.