Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who is in charge of Brazilian club Flamengo for a fourth spell, says that he has an agreement with the club’s board to remain in charge of the team even if results do not go as planned over the next few months.
The former Real Madrid and Brazil national team boss is regarded as one of the finest South American coaches. However, he has been unable to get a consistent set of results with Flamengo in his fourth spell. The 62-year-old may have a strong line-up with the likes of Eduardo Da Silva, who has played for Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk in the past, in the starting line-up, but he has been unable to get Flamengo challenging for the title.
A 4-1 defeat against Atlético Mineiro in the Copa do Brazil proved that the return of Flamengo as a major force is still some time away. The club are 10th in the table with 47 points on board. The recent match against Atlético Mineiro also finished as a disappointing defeat. This time it was a 4-0 thrashing that unsurprisingly started talk aboutLuxemburgo leaving the club yet again. In his third spell,Luxemburgo did not last long and was sacked around the year mark.
“I don’t have any doubt that I will stay. I haven’t signed yet but that will happen soon,” said the manager about his contract talks. The 62-year-old still remains as the most successful manager for the club. He has managed to lead them to 5 league titles in the past.Luxemburgo also was in charge of the Spanish club Real Madrid, one of the biggest in the world, for a period of 11 months. He managed Brazil between 1998 and 2000 only to be replaced by Luis Felipe Scolari, who went on to win the World Cup in 2002.