Atletico-MG did not give up on a search coach to replace Levir Culpi, fired in early April. No wonder the club has been looking for at least four names for the job. Without finding a favorite on the list available, the rooster gives Rodrigo Santana an intermediate opportunity at the front of the team.
The board has already spoken with Thiago Nunes, who chose to follow Atletico Paranaense, Sampaoli, who did not want to leave Santos, and Rogério Ceni, who received an official offer, but preferred the sequence at Portaleza. Finally, Jorge Jesus has been consulted, but wants to work in European football.
Against negative answers, an athletic bet for his interim period. And the choice of the summit was not disappointed since the beginning of the Labor Party. The interim reached the fourth game as coach of the Rovers last night, in a win over Avaí, by 2-1.
Although he was running up in the League League against arch rival Cruzeiro and led the team in the game that reached its climax in the elimination phase of the Libertadores group, Rodrigo Santana is positively appreciated, both by the board and by the players.
The coach, gradually, is seated with the cast that has at hand. He believes that the beginning was the most complex period.
"I think the team is very good, I think it's a lot of pressure," the Brazilian said. "It's harder to understand the loss of the title and have to deal with the Libertadores national league."