February 28, 2024

Filipao meets the Atlético team in Rio de Janeiro

The technician will accompany the delegation in the match against Fluminense

Artwork and No. 7 worked together at the 2014 World Cup | Photo: Pedro Souza/Atletico Madrid

After a few days of waiting, Luiz Felipe Scolari finally met his new team. On Tuesday night (6/20), the coach had his first contact with a team Athletein Rio de Janeiro.

Filipao’s meeting with the players, its new coaching staff and its board of directors took place at Galeao Airport. He arrived from Curitiba in the afternoon and waited for the black and white team to disembark from Belo Horizonte.

Then they went together by bus to Volta Redonda, a city about 100 kilometers away. The 74-year-old from Rio Grande do Sul will not lead the team against Fluminense, a role that will be entrusted to permanent assistant Lucas Gonsalves.

He faces Gallo Tricolor Carioca on Wednesday (21/6), at 21:30, at Estadio Raulino de Oliveira, for the eleventh round of the first Brazilian championship.

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