Coach Odair Hellmann and the other members of the committee talk about not falling under pressure for Santos’ ‘offensive DNA’, an expression used to value Peixe’s history full of goals and purposeful football.
In recent years, coaches have promised and failed to deliver forward football. Odair’s idea, supported by sports coordinator Falcão, is to adopt the discourse of “competitiveness and organization”.
The new commander from Santos hopes to have a showy team over time, but prioritizes respect for the characteristics of the squad. Depending on the current players and reinforcements, Odair will define the coaching staff and style of play.
“We try to find out what we need at Santos and that can’t take too long, but we can’t be in a hurry, which is different from speed. The project is to put a strong, competitive Santos. presentation.
Before being hired by Santos, Odair presented Falcão and president Andres Rueda with his football concepts. for what the UOL Sport found out, the coach showed excerpts from games and training at Internacional, Fluminense and Al-Wasl (UAE)
At Internacional, the team was third in the Brasileirão with a strong midfield, Rodrigo Dourado, Edenilson and Patrick, and three strikers: Nico López, William Pottker and Leandro Damião. At Fluminense, the base of the team had Nenê and Fred, two veterans.
Odair avoids labels and wants to analyze the squad and have reinforcements arrive to define the initial strategy for the season. His jobs at Internacional and Fluminense varied between 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-2-1, but at Al Wasl he even played with three defenders.
The technician participates in daily meetings with Falcão and Rueda and is preparing to leave Dubai. The arrival in Santos should take place in the first week of December.