Benfica partners with Jorge Jesus – Soccer Sports

Lisbon (AFP) -Portuguese club Benfica has dismissed coach Jorge Jesus in a series of bad results and reported cracks with some of the team’s top players, the club announced Tuesday.

Benfica said the club had reached an agreement with Jesus “on the termination of his contract with immediate effect” and that reserve coach Nelson Velissimo would take over until the end of the season.

The Lisbon-based club, along with Bayern Munich, played in the Champions League knockout round at the expense of Barcelona, ​​but had bad results at home this month.

They are third on the league table, four points behind league champion Sporting Lisbon and rival Porto. Portugal was knocked out of the Portuguese Cup last Friday, even though it dropped to 10 people.

The club also had to dismiss the rumors of Jesus agreeing to return to the former Brazilian club Flamengo.

Jesus first coached Benfica between 2009 and 2015, winning three league titles, reaching two Europa League finals and then leaving the club to join Sporting Lisbon.

After a stint with Saudi Al Hilal, he was a huge success in steering Flamengo, winning five trophies in just one year from 2019 to 2020. Copa Libertadores, Brazil Championship and Super Cup, South America Super Cup and Rio. Janeiro Championship.

The 67-year-old explained that he would leave the Rio Club to return to Benfica in July 2020 and would like to return to Portugal when Brazil was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

– Soccer Sports

Benfica partners with Jorge Jesus Benfica partners with Jorge Jesus

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