Former Brazil coach Menezes confirmed as Flamengo boss

Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has been confirmed as Flamengo`s new manager, the Rio de Janeiro club announced.

The 51-year-old ended days of speculation Thursday by agreeing to an 18-month deal with the club for an undisclosed salary.

Menzes replaces 1994 World Cup winner Jorginho, who was dismissed last week following the team`s poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.

"To be the manager of Flamengo is my new great challenge. It`s an honor," Menezes wrote on Twitter.

It is Menezes` first managerial job since being sacked as Brazil coach in November last year.

Flamengo are currently 14th in the Brasileirao standings with five points from as many matches.