Flamengo have been keen to recover from the poor start that they made at the start of the season.
The first job involved sacking managerVanderleiLuxemburgo, who has been in charge for more than 10 months. It did not take long for the club to make a change. Many were left surprised given that this season was just three games old when he was sacked. However, the worst result in recent seasons for the club came in the form of a 2-1 loss against the newly promoted Avai. This result left the club 17th in the table.