According to Reuters, legendary goal-scoring goalkeeper, Rogério Ceni said goodbye to Fortaleza and is expected to take over as Flamengo’s boss, the current Brazilian champion, and Copa Libertadores, in place of Catalan Domenèc Torrent, fired by the club on Monday.
After the public dismissal of the 42-year old from Fortaleza, the Rio team has already announced the hiring. Rogério Ceni is no longer a Fortaleza coach. In his next challenge, we admire the work done and wish him success.
The assistants, Charles Hembert and Nelson Simoes, and the physical trainer, Danilo Augusto, also quit the Tricolor,” the ‘Leao’ published on his Twitter account.”
On Monday morning, Ceni arrived in Rio de Janeiro to finalize the final details of the negotiations and to sign the deal, which will be valid until the end of 2021.
The exporter will thus become Flamengo’s third coach this season, following the dismissal of Torrent, who succeeded Jorge Jesús, the Portuguese, who left for Benfica after winning six titles for the Rio de Janeiro club, including the Brazilian Championship. And that of the Copa Libertadores of 2019.
With Fortaleza, Ceni won the 2018 Series B, the 2019 and 2020 Cearense Championship, and the 2019 Nordeste Cup, and this year the club played the Copa Sudamericana under his tenure.
In total, he was in charge of 153 Ceará club games, with 81 wins, 33 draws, and 39 losses.