‘Scolari to the rescue of Cruzeiro’: Felipo’s arrival reverberates in the international press


The agreement between the cruise and the technician Luiz Felipe Scolari reverberated in the international press. Journals from different parts of the world dealt with the hard mission of the world champion coach in 2002: to replace the celestial team in Series A of the Brazilian Championship. In Argentina, the diary Ol, the main vehicle of the country’s sports press, published that Felipo goes “to the rescue of Cruzeiro”. “A giant team in Brazil, which has been experiencing an institutional and sporting crisis for a while. It was demoted last year and, now in Srie B, is again in the red zone. Yes, the last one. If today the tournament ended, it will fall again. For this reason, the board of the club of Belo Horizonte decided to hire a historical technician to save him: Luiz Felipe Scolari, 71 years old “, read on.

THE Mediotiempo, from Mexico, makes a diagnosis of the celestial crisis and highlights the curriculum of the experienced coach, who made history in the teams of Brazil and Portugal. “Scolari, world champion and leading Cristiano Ronaldo and Figo to train in the Second Division,” says the publication.

Felipo’s hiring also had repercussions in Europe. In Portugal, the newspaper The ball says that the coach returns Toca da Raposa to “save” the club “from the relegation to the third scale of Brazilian football”. In Italy, the Tuttosport speaks of the commander’s career and mentions the connection between Cruzeiro and the Italian community of Belo Horizonte.

Felipo signed a contract with the celestial club until the end of 2022. He will start again at Cruzeiro’s command next Tuesday, in a game against Operário, for the 15th round of Series B of the Brazilian Championship.


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