Flamengo appoint former Brazil goalkeeper Ceni

Flamengo appoint former Brazil goalkeeper Ceni
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Flamengo appoint former Brazil goalkeeper Ceni

Flamengo appoint former Brazil goalkeeper Ceni

Flamengo appointed former Brazil goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni as their new head coach, the Brazilian champions introduced on Tuesday.

Ceni – who holds the report for many objectives scored by a goalkeeper with 131 – replaces Domenec Torrent on the Campeonato Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores champions, after leaving Fortaleza.

Flamengo turned to Ceni after Torrent was sacked following simply three months in cost following a 4-0 rout by the hands of title rivals Atletico Mineiro, having additionally misplaced 4-1 to Sao Paulo every week earlier.

The 47-year-old joins a Flamengo facet third within the desk and solely some extent adrift of leaders Internacional.

“Thanks all,” Ceni, who spent his complete senior enjoying profession with Sao Paulo up till 2015, mentioned. “It’s a very big day for me. I’ve 30 years of soccer. I already confronted the crowded Maracana. 

“I noticed Zico play, I even referred to as him and requested for his permission to affix the membership. He’s a singular man, who I like quite a bit for the free-kicks.”

“I’m very grateful to Fortaleza,” he mentioned. “The followers are unhappy, however I believe they will perceive the scale of this problem that I accepted. It is rather tough to refuse Flamengo due to the greatness, construction and the gamers who’re right here.”

Ceni – a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002 who had transient and unsuccessfully spells in command of Sao Paulo and Cruzeiro – guided Fortaleza to promotion to Brazil’s first division in 2018.

“Everybody desires to win all the pieces in soccer,” Ceni, who gained three Brasileiro titles, two Copa Libertadores trophies and the 2005 Membership World Cup with Sao Paulo, added. 

“We’ve got to see how a lot every one is keen to surrender to succeed in the objective. It’s a very successful group. Who mentioned it’s not potential [to win everything]? Much more so with a bunch of gamers as certified and a crowd as passionate as Flamengo’s.”

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