Updated 07/26/2020 at 3:13 PM
Flamengo began the search for the coach to replace Jorge Jesus, who returned to Portugal to take over the technical direction of Benfica. In the list of candidates of the Brazilian club, the name of Fernando Hierro, a benchmark for Real Madrid in his time as a footballer.
According to information from the daily Marca, the Spaniard is in the shortlist along with his compatriots Domènec Torrent, who was Pep Guardiola’s assistant, and Miguel Ángel Ramírez, current strategist for Independiente del Valle de Ecuador.
For its part, the Globo Esporte portal assured that Marcos Braz and Bruno Spindel, the emissaries and executives of Flamengo They are in Spain, and they spoke with Torrent last Saturday to meet him personally.
The same media indicates that the representatives of the ‘Fla’ also spoke with Fernando Hierro. At lunch this Sunday, the former Real Madrid defender explained how he works and the style of play he can use.
At the top Iron He also expressed to Braz and Spindel the desire to work with the first squad of the ‘rubronegro’. “He is enthusiastic”, details the Brazilian page on the final result of the dialogue.
Those in charge of looking for the DT of Flamengo They will travel to Portugal to meet this Monday with Carlos Carvalhal, current Rio Ave coach. Although Sporting Braga is also interested in having his services.
What is Fernando Hierro’s experience?
The Spaniard was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid during the 2014-15 season. Next year, Iron He led Real Oviedo as the main promotion, but the adventure barely lasted a year because he did not achieve the goal of moving up in category.
In 2017 he was already working as the sports director of the federation. But, a few weeks before the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he had to take charge of the ‘Red’ after the departure of Julen Lopetegui.
At the World Cup, Iron advanced to the knockout stages, but was eliminated by the host. A few days after the disastrous campaign, he decided to separate himself from the national team and the federation.
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