Official: Tite is the new coach of Flamengo

Flamengo officially announced this Monday the hiring of Tite as the new coach. The former Brazilian coach arrives to replace Jorge Sampaoli, in a frustrating year for the club, still without titles. The former coach has signed a contract until the end of 2024.

After weeks of negotiations, Tite will lead the first activities at Flamengo this Tuesday. The coach will make his debut against Cruzeiro, on October 19, in a game of the Brasileirão.

The 62-year-old coach will take to Ninho do Urubu a technical team with three assistants, a performance analyst, and a physical trainer. The agreement between the parties was finalized on Sunday after a standoff over Tite’s salary. This will be the coach’s first job in Rio de Janeiro football.

Return to Brazilian football

Tite thus returns to Brazilian football, after seven years away from working at clubs. The coach was with the Brazilian national team from 2016 to 2022, with two World Cups under his command. In both, Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals. For the Brazilian national team, the coach from Rio Grande do Sul won the Copa America in 2019.

His last club job ended in 2016, at Corinthians. At the São Paulo club, Tite won the Brazilian championships in 2011 and 2015, the Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup in 2012, as well as the Recopa and Paulistão in 2013. The new Flamengo coach also won championships with Grêmio, Internacional, Caxias, Veranópolis and Al-Wahda.