Portuguese coach commanded the Polish national team before accepting Flamengo’s offer, in early 2022
After a positive season, with Copa do Brasil titles, over Corinthians, and Libertadores da América, against Athletico Paranaense, Flamengo still has four players in the World Cup. The Red-Black crowd now follows the Brazilians Pedro and Éverton Ribeiro, in addition to the Uruguayans Varela and Arrascaeta in Qatar.
However, in addition to their own players, something else catches the attention of Flamengo fans in Qatar. This is the Polish national team, currently led by Czesław Michniewicz, but which was previously in the hands of an acquaintance of the Red and Black fans: Paulo Sousa. The Portuguese left the Polish team in early January to take over Mais Querido.
With Poland’s defeat by Argentina this Wednesday afternoon (30), Flamengo fans went crazy on social media to mock Paulo Sousa’s legacy. While some remembered that the Portuguese coach could now be in the round of 16 of the World Cup, others took advantage of the gap to make fun of the coach, who was not very missed in Rio de Janeiro.
Paulo Sousa took over Flamengo before the Campeonato Carioca and accumulated two runners-up titles in Gávea: the state and the Supercopa do Brasil. During his time in Brazil, he had a positive performance: there were 32 matches, with 19 wins, seven draws and six defeats. He did not win a title and ended up with two runners-up, the state and the Brazilian Super Cup.