Benfica does not give up and insists for Jorge Jesús

Benfica is desperate to find a guarantees coach for next season. A technician who returns them to the path of triumphs. This campaign they already give up on losing, Porto lead them by six points with twelve at stake. The serious crisis of results ended the stage of Bruno Lage on the Lisbon bench and headed the project a few months after elections for the club's presidency.

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The mandatary Luis Felipe Vieira He wants to recruit someone with a flash in the post and return Benfica to the top. The main objective was Mauricio Pochettino, which is not for the work of joining the team. They are also to the liking of the president, the German Julian Nagelsmann, who at the moment does not want to abandon the Red Bull Leipzig project, has even spoken about Spanish Unai Emery.

However, as the newspaper has pointed out Record The name that has resounded in the offices of Las Águilas is that of Jorge Jesús. The current coach of Flamengo is the burning nail that President Vieira wants to grab once again. Jorge Jesús occupied the bench between 2009 and 2015 before leaving the eternal rival, Sporting de Portugal because he did not accept a salary reduction in his new contract. The Portuguese coach managed up to 10 titles for Benfica (among which 3 leagues stand out; five Cups …)also managed to get into the 2013 and 2014 Europa League final to the Lisbon team. A guarantee of success.

Just renewed with Flamengo until 2021

The main stumbling block, once it seems that the defiance of 2015 has been forgiven in the offices of Benfica, is to get Jorge Jesús out of Brazil. The 65-year-old coach has just renewed until June 2021 with Flamengo with a succulent raise in salary (up to 4 million euros). Apart from a series of privileges. It is not for less because it led the team to win the Libertadores and the Brasileirao. The task does not seem easy. The Portuguese press speculates that President Vieira has sent an emissary to Rio to transfer Jorge Jesús the offer to return to the bench of the Da Luz stadium. Since the president does not give up on his idea of ​​bringing Jorge Jesús back to Benfica and will do everything possible to see him back.