The champion coach of the last Copa Libertadores left Flamengo to take up his second cycle in Las Águilas.
Jorge Jesus was appointed coach of Benfica the second time after abandoning Flamengo. The Portuguese team turned to the Portuguese veteran after Porto snatched the Primeira Liga title from him this season.
Fla was hoping to stay with Jesus, who led the club to the Brazilian Championship, the Copa Libertadores and the glory of the South American Recopa after his arrival last year. “Despite mourning the loss of his victorious coach, Flamengo respects this personal decision,” the Brazilian club said in a statement.
The Portuguese coach said goodbye through Instagram with the Mengao fans. “It was 13 months of perfect union, a time when I was very happy, I felt at home, we had unforgettable achievements. But today we met with the Flamengo board and decided it was time to end our relationship, without resentment” , commented on the matter.
He added: “It was a break that will not leave scars, only memories of victories and titles, emotions that I will carry for life. The time has come to return to Portugal. I am sure that Flamengo will continue its victorious career because it has a mold and a structure that coincides with his greatness. For all, my eternal gratitude will remain forever in my heart. “
Foram 13 months of a perfect union, time in which I was very happy, I felt at home, we have unquestionable conquests. But as a result, we met with the Directora do Flamengo and decided that it was time to shut down our relationship, sem mágoas, ressentimentos. A break that will not leave scars, submit lembranças of vitórias and titles, of emoções that I will carry for life. End of a cycle, chegou to return to Portugal. O Flamengo, I am sure, will follow your victorious costume because it has the cast and structure at the height of its greatness. Ao clube, your directorate and your officials, this fantastic group of players, à Nação Rubro-negra, minha eterna gratidão, you will always stay forever sem meu coração. #flamengo #crf # naçãorubronegra #futebol. It was 13 months of perfect union, a time when I was very happy, I felt at home, we had unforgettable achievements. But today we met with the Flamengo board and decided that it was time to end our relationship, without hurting, resentment. A break that will leave no scars, only memories of victories and titles, emotions that I will carry for life. End of a cycle, the time has come to return to Portugal. Flamengo, I am sure, will follow its victorious trajectory because it has a cast and structure that matches its greatness. To the club, its board and its employees, to this fantastic group of players, to the fans of Flamengo, my eternal gratitude, you will remain forever in my heart. #football #soccer. FlaTV / Conmebol @timesmg / @imagemdecraque
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