Tite Officially Takes Over at Flamengo

It’s official…Tite has taken over Flamengo.

The 62-year-old Brazilian former Brazil coach has taken over at  Flamengo after signing a contract that will run until the end of 2024.

TiteThe Rio de Janeiro club said on their social media channels that Tite’s staff would include the assistant coaches who worked under him during the six years he was in charge of Brazil.

Tite, who has been out of work since Brazil’s World Cup quarterfinal elimination by Croatia in December, will take control of his first match for Flamengo when they play Cruzeiro in a Brazilian championship game on October 19.

Flamengo fired coach Jorge Sampaoli on September 28 after the Argentine failed to win a trophy for the club. He took over in April from Portuguese Vitor Pereira, who spent only three months in the job.

Flamengo were eliminated by Paraguay‘s Olimpia in the round of 16 at the Copa Libertadores, lost the Brazilian Cup final to Sao Paulo and are currently fifth in the Brazilian championship with 44 points from 26 matches, 11 behind leaders Botafogo.

Tite led Corinthians to a maiden Copa Libertadores title and a Club World Cup crown against Chelsea in 2012.

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