Source: Disclosure / EC Bahia
Bahia’s new reality has already started with the approval of the SAF proposal last weekend, by 98.6% of the supporters who voted. Among the expected changes is the formation of a new football department defined based on the endorsement of the City Football Group.
As president of the Esporte Clube Bahia association, Guilherme Bellintani is the one who continues to sign the Esquadrão contracts, while the transition to SAF is not finalized.
In an interview with ge.globo, he assured that he is not opining on football, he spoke of a ‘key turn’ in his life and that his involvement has only been because he is formally responsible for signings.
“(…) I’m used to turning the key and I have other perspectives on life, other projects, and for me the turning point is fundamental. It would be dishonest of me if we did everything we did and you still wanted me involved. But I will continue to get involved.”
About announcements, he confirmed that the football department professionals are all about to be made official.
🇧🇷We are close to announcing all these professionals, they are practically closed”, stated Bellintani.
The first name announced was that of coach Renato Paiva, a 52-year-old Portuguese. Carlos Santoro has also been announced for the football directorate, taking over from Freeland.
Marcelo Teixeira, who works on the Board of National and International Business at Athletico Paranaense, is another name that emerges with force. He would arrive to manage the base divisions.