Flamengo look to Europe for vacant coaching role

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 25 (Xinhua) — Flamengo have short-listed Spaniard Domenec Torrent and Portuguese Carlos Carvalhal as prime candidates for the club’s vacant head coaching position, according to press reports in Brazil.

Flamengo vice president Marcos Braz and executive director Bruno Spindel are currently in Europe for talks with the pair, the Gazeta Esportiva news outlet reported on Saturday.

Domenec was part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City before joining New York City as their head coach in June 2018. The 58-year-old parted ways with the Major League Soccer side last November.

Carvalhal, currently the manager of Portugal’s Rio Ave, is understood to be the favorite to assume the position.

The 54-year-old said he has received offers from several clubs after Rio Ave secured a Europa League place with a 2-0 win at Boa Vista in their final match of the season on Saturday.

Flamengo have been searching for a manager since July 17, when Jorge Jesus resigned to take charge of his former club Benfica. The 65-year-old guided the Rio de Janeiro outfit to six trophies in 13 months at the club, including last year’s Brazilian Serie A title and the Copa Libertadores. Enditem

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