Dorival Júnior leaves Sao Paulo to coach the Brazilian team


The Sao Paulo coach, the Brazilian Dorival Júnior, has not accepted the renewal offer to continue in the team and has shown his resignation from his position in order to lead his country's team, as confirmed by the club.

“Sao Paulo FC announces the departure of coach Dorival Júnior, who requested his resignation to take command of the Brazilian team,” confirmed the Brazilian team, which Dorival Júnior joined in April of last year and made them champion of the Cup. from Brazil.

The president of Sao Paulo, Julio Casares, nevertheless celebrated this departure of the coach because “it is further proof” that they are “on the right path” and stressed that Dorival Júnior “had a proposal to readjust and extend the contract with Sao Paulo until 2026, with all the guarantees of stability.” “It only remains to wish him good luck in his new challenge,” he stressed.

“It is the realization of a personal dream, which was only possible because I received recognition for the work done in Sao Paulo. That is why I have to thank you for being part of this important period of reconstruction, competently directed by the presidency and the board. With the investment in infrastructure and planning in recent years, the club is prepared to receive the most qualified professionals on the market. I also want to thank the fans for all their love and support,” said Dorival Júnior.

The 61-year-old coach will now take charge of a five-time world champion that is not going through its best moments and that was with an interim coach, Fernando Diniz, after the departure of Tite after the elimination in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar against Croatia and who was dismissed a few days ago. The target of the 'Canarinha' was the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, who finished his contract in 2024 with Real Madrid, but who finally renewed until 2026.