There is a force behind the scenes of Palmeiras for the new coach of the team to be a foreigner. It is in this sense that the name of the Spanish Miguel Ángel Ramírez is now evaluated as the ideal to take on the project of the club. But it is not the only possibility.
Last Friday, the technician from Independiente Del Valle, from Ecuador, gave a press conference and avoided being questioned about the interest of Palmeiras.
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Behind the scenes, Verdão returned this week to seek information about the situation of Ramírez, who was also targeted in January. People close to the coach claim that the palmeirense board has been having conversations with the Spanish.
Miguel Ángel Ramírez, coach of Independiente del Valle – Photo: Divulgação / Del Valle
At Independiente Del Valle, however, the speech behind the scenes is that he has not yet been informed – Ramírez’s contract with the Ecuadorian club runs until December 2021.
In recent years, Palmeiras did not have a defined commander profile. He bet on youngsters like Eduardo Baptista and Roger Machado and also used the experienced Oswaldo de Oliveira, Marcelo Oliveira, Cuca, Felipão, Mano Menezes and Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
Even a foreigner has passed through the club: the Argentine Ricardo Gareca, who is currently on the Peruvian national team, was hired in 2014, when Maurício Galiotte was vice president.
Press conference by Maurício Galiotte and Anderson Barros, at Palmeiras – Photo: Cesar Greco / Ag. Palmeiras
The initial preference for someone from outside Brazil does not rule out the hiring of a local coach to succeed Vanderlei Luxemburgo. Guto Ferreira is a name that is part of the list of the various evaluated by palmeirenses. But the priority is to try to hire Ramírez and, in a negative, move on to other South American options.
Argentines Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Gabriel Heinze and Uruguayan Gustavo Munua were also speculated. Munua, former coach of the National of Montevideo, said he was not wanted by the palmeirenses.