After bringing Liga NOS side Rio Ave to the Europa League for the third time in the last five years, Carlos Carvahal left and was immediately linked to a move to Brazilian giants Flamengo.
Last week, the Portuguese manager met with Flamengo vice president of football Marcos Braz and director Bruno Spindel to discuss their ongoing project and ambitions.
However, according to A Bola, Carvalhal was ‘very pleased with the invitation’ of the rubro-negro but ultimately decided to decline their proposal.
On the other hand, Flamengo claims they have not formalized a proposal. According to information from reporter Pedro Henrique Torre and commentator Mauro Cezar Pereira, conversations with potential managers are still at a preliminary stage and there are still no discussions about contractual issues.
On Saturday, the manager said, when announcing his departure of Rio Ave, that ‘he never had so many proposals in his hands’ and, therefore, he would choose his future calmly.
So far, Braz and Spindel have spoken to Spaniards Domènec Torrent, Pep Guardiola’s former assistant who ran Major League Soccer’s NYCFC in 2019, and Fernando Hierro, a former Real Madrid defender and Spain’s boss at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.