O Ceará You already have a new coach. Marquinhos Santos will be Alvinegro’s coach for the remainder of the 2022 season. The agreement took place this Sunday (12), and the official announcement has already been made. He will have the mission to replace Dorival Juniorwho left the command of the team after hitting with Flamengo last Thursday (9). The new commander’s contract runs until the end of the year.
The hit happened after the alvinegra board expanded the range in the search for a commander. Marquinhos Santos has been without a club since he left América-MG on April 11. He arrives with the assistant Edson Borges.
Born in Santos (SP), Marquinhos Santos is 43 years old and has worked in Coritiba, Bahia, Fortaleza, Figueirense, Paysandu, Londrina, São Bento, Juventude, Chapecoense and América-MG.
He has done two good recent works, in Juventude and América-MG. With the Minas Gerais team, he even managed to qualify for this year’s Libertadores.
In this Sunday’s game (12), in a 1-1 draw against Goiás, Ceará was commanded by assistant coach Pedro Sotero. Grandpa comes from an important victory away from home against América Mineiro, last Wednesday (8).
Serie A performance
With its former coach, Ceará achieved significant results in Serie A and advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana and Copa do Brasil.
The new coach will take over Grandpa in 12th place, with 13 points won.
In charge of Dorival, the alvinegro team adopted the three-man scheme and regained the confidence of important parts of the cast. Thus, he built a tactical identity and a pattern of performance. In the interval, he added 18 matches, with 11 wins, four draws and two defeats, with a 62.9% success rate.