Brazil World Cup winner named Flamengo coach

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 16:20

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football giants Flamengo have named 1994 World Cup-winning right-back Jorginho as their new coach.

The 48-year-old replaces Dorival Junior, who was sacked on Saturday, after reportedly refusing to accept a pay cut.

"Jorginho is widely respected for his great international experience and history at this club," Flamengo director Wallim Vasconcellos said in a statement on the club`s official website on Sunday night.

Jorginho, who helped Flamengo win the 1987 Brazilian Serie A title, will lead the Rio de Janeiro outfit until December 2014.

He worked as an assistant to former Brazil teammate Dunga, during the national team`s 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa and coached Kashima Antlers to victory in Japan`s domestic cup competition last year.


First Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 16:20

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