After Grêmio’s important 3-0 victory over Sport Recife, last Tuesday (20), at the Arena, in a match valid for the 31st round of the Série B of the Brazilian Championship, Tricolor, directed by Renato Portaluppi, purposely accumulated some absences for the match against Sampaio Corrêa, on September 30, in São Luís.
With an eye on this game, the Grêmio coach will not be able to count on Bruno Alves, Edilson, Diogo Barbosa and Lucas Leiva, who received the third yellow card at the request of the coach. In order to prevent the squad from being physically worn out, Portaluppi oriented the suspended players to force the third yellow card, escaping the long trip to São Luís. According to the Grêmio idol, the attitude was necessary as the club’s planning for the trip to Maranhão was not ideal.
In this sense, aiming to make a mystery of the team that will enter the field against Sampaio Corrêa, coach Renato Portaluppi said today (27), in a press conference given at CT Luiz Carvalho after training in the morning, that he hopes that the “X-9” don’t find out the lineup of the next game.
According to the coach, whoever passes on information from within the club to the press will end up losing their job, if he finds out who it is.
Renato is the most quoted to take over in 2023
Despite having only signed for two months, it is very likely that Renato Portaluppi will continue in charge of Grêmio next year. This is because, according to behind-the-scenes information, the technician is the preferred name of the two favorite slates in the presidential election, which are led by former leaders Odorico Roman and Alberto Guerra.
Even rivals, the two likely candidates for the presidency of Grêmio have Renato as the strong name to take over the club in 2023, when Tricolor will undergo a profound overhaul. Therefore, the commander is participating in the list of reinforcements, indicating, disapproving and helping in the search for the next year..
In addition, Portaluppi is regarded as an impact figure to manage the locker room, and Odorico and Guerra, who have worked with the coach at Immortal on other occasions, have that in mind for the upcoming season.