Vice-champion of the Copa do Brasil and fighting in the Brasileirão for a spot in the group stage of the next Libertadores, Corinthians is experiencing days of apprehension regarding the permanence of its coach. Faced with the silence of Vítor Pereira, the atmosphere is pessimistic at the club.
The information is provided by journalist Bruno Andrade, on the program At firsttransmitted by UOL Esporte every Monday at 3pm. According to him, Vítor Pereira has not yet communicated the Corinthians direction about his future, but he is considering leaving the club for personal reasons.
“The Duílio [Monteiro Alves, presidente do Corinthians] has not yet received clearly and objectively that Vítor Pereira will not remain, but there is a great deal of pessimism within Corinthians regarding permanence and renewal.”
“For personal reasons, Vítor Pereira is increasingly considering returning to European football or even Portuguese football, to be closer to his family, wife, relatives, but he has not yet decided”, said Andrade.
According to the UOL columnist, Vítor Pereira must await the definition of the Brasileirão to communicate his decision, but the tendency is for the Portuguese coach to leave, who has a contract until the end of the year.
“What is certain is that there is a great deal of pessimism at Corinthians, it is not possible to say that Vítor Pereira is not going to stay, but everything leads us to believe that he will not renew.”
With the possibility of Vítor Pereira not renewing his contract for 2023, Corinthians is already working behind the scenes on a plan B for the next season, despite the interest in the Portuguese’s permanence. The main alternative would be Juan Pablo Vojvoda, coach of Fortaleza.
“Corinthians will believe until the last moment in the coach’s permanence, but they are monitoring Vojvoda, at this moment Vítor Pereira is more about to stay than to stay, but it is still not possible to say 100% that Vítor Pereira will leave the Corinthians”, Andrade concluded.
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