New Flamengo boss Renato Gaúcho wants former assistant to join him

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Seamus Leonard

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Renato Gaúcho is scrambling to assemble a backroom team after his appointment as the new Flamengo manager.

The 58-year-old was announced as the new boss of the Rubro-Negro on Saturday, less than 24 hours after Rogério Ceni had been let go by the club.

Alexandre Mendes, who had been a faithful assistant to Gaúcho at Grêmio for may years, will also start work with the Mengão on Monday.

According to the O Dia newspaper, Gaúcho is keen to bring Thiago Gomes on board. However, that situation is complicated.

Gomes, who is in charge of Grêmio’s reserve side, had been acting as interim manager for the Tricolor in the wake of the dismissal of Tiago Nunes last weekend.

But with former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari being hired to take over the Porto Allegre outift, that means Nunes may be available to be join Gaúcho’s staff.

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Flamengo are hosting Chapecoense on Sunday, with U-20 coach Maurício Souza taking temporary charge.