A Benfica’s recent wave of more results, with the draw against Farense being the last disappointment on the side of Luz, increased the atmosphere of distance between Luís Filipe Vieira and Jorge Jesus, with the president already admitting the coach’s departure.
According to information released this Tuesday by the newspaper Record, the president of Benfica will not advance the resignation of the Portuguese coach, who has a contract until June 2022, but will not close the door on his departure if the coach proceeds with the request for separation between the parties.
Vieira, according to the same source, feels disillusioned with the recent results of the club da Luz, which is 15 points behind the leader Sporting, this after having invested more than 100 million euros in reinforcements, among them Lucas Veríssimo, a request express of Jorge Jesus.
In addition, the president shows some displeasure at the lack of commitment to youngsters in the training, with several of these athletes having been loaned between the summer and winter markets. Nuno Tavares and Gonçalo Ramos are the only ‘made in Seixal’ that have been the coach’s biggest bets.
On the other hand, and according to the same sportsman, Jorge Jesust also feels disappointed, as he considers that the promise of forming a super team has not been fulfilled. The coach understands that some players were not hired for key positions, namely a player with defensive characteristics.
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