19 March, 2013 - 07:55

Flamengo appoints a new manager

Flamengo appoints a new manager

Former Bayern Munich defender Jorginho was selected as a head coach of one of the most popular teams in Brazil

Jorginho takes over Dorival Junior at the post of Flamengo boss after Junior was dismissed for refusing a wage cut.

“Jorginho is a professional who fits the profile desired by the new directors - he is young, studious about football, shows great leadership and has an identity with the history of the club,” the official statement of the club reads.

Jorginho played for Flamengo as a 20-year-old spending five years at the club. Later the full back had spells at Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern, Kashima Antlers, Sao Paulo and Vasco da Gama.

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