Flamengo appoint Caio Júnior

May 5, 2008 at 12:31 3 comments

Flamengo have surprised everyone by announcing that Caio Júnior will take over as coach from Joel Santana.

At 43, Júnior (Luiz Carlos Saroli) is relatively inexperienced but does have Palmeiras and Goiás on his CV. In 2006, he led Paraná Clube to fifth in the Campeonato Brasileiro and their first ever appearance in the Copa Libertadores.

However, he failed to repeat the act with Palmeiras last season and was given the boot. This year, Júnior was managing Goiás. But last Wednesday’s capitulation against Corinthians in the Copa do Brasil does not seem to have put Flamengo’s directors off the young coach. Flamengo are still in the Libertadores and get their Campeonato Brasileiro campaign underway versus Santos on May 11th. Born in Cascavel in Paraná, the coach has a penchant for different types of sunglasses. This may prove useful should things turn nasty at Flamengo and he needs a quick disguise.

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  • 1. Martin  |  May 5, 2008 at 13:40

    haha, good comment about the sunglasses! I’ve never seen a country where coaches are recycled as much as they are in Brasil. In other countries, coaches move around from club to club too but I don’t think they do that as often as happens in Brasil. When was the last time a new name entered the coaching brigade? Oddly I can only recall Dunga at the national team level but with the clubs it just seems the same coaches just changing addresses over and over again!

    Caio Junior would be wise not to change too many things at Flamengo. They have a team who are functioning well now.

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  May 5, 2008 at 14:50

    it’s true about the glasses! he has a load and his ‘personal assistant’ chooses which ones he should wear (at least he did at Palmeiras).
    can’t say i’m a fan really. he’s a little too negative for me. but as caio júnior said after his appointment at Fla, this is the first decent team he’s coached.

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  • 3. pitacodogringo  |  May 18, 2008 at 11:47

    Can any of you Eintracht fans tell me what your interest in Caio Júnior is? thanks

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