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Wanted by Santos, Leão hits the hammer on return and Rueda plots: "The idea is..."

Wanted by Santos, Leão hits the hammer on return and Rueda plots: “The idea is…”

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The club has sought a former Bixie coach for a position in its football division after being recast

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Reproduction / sports teams – Leão hits the hammer at the invitation of Santos

After the elimination in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana against Deportivo Tachira from Venezuela, last Wednesday (6), saints He started a renovation in the football department. With the resignation of coach Fabian Bustos and the departure of CEO Edo Dracena, the club’s white and white president, Andres Rueda, is looking for new names to “strengthen” the team’s backstage.

In the midst of this situation, a Santos representative has contacted Emerson Liao, former Pixie coach, in recent days. Rueda sought to see if the former goalkeeper would be willing to accept a “coordinator” position at Vila Belmiro, in a position similar to Morrissey Ramalho in Sao Paulo. Leao led Santos on three occasions: between 1998 and 1999; Between 2002, 2004 and 2008.

Initially, the former coach asked for time to evaluate the offer, but according to journalist Jorge Nicola, the club warned that he would not accept the offer. This, then, is the third rejection Santos has received in recent days. Previously, Ricardo Moreira, of Orlando City, of the United States, and Paulo Brax, of former Internacional, were called to positions on the club’s board of directors.

According to UOL Esporte, these were the only names Rueda had effectively spoken to so far, and that the idea was to “find a new ‘strongman’ in football” quickly for Peixe. Planning saintswith the CEO selected, will conclude with the new coach, and later, the Director of Football, who will have the approval of the recently appointed manager by the team.

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