Santos enters the field this Monday night (18), for the Brazilian Championship, and desperately needs to score points. Despite the importance of the direct confrontation against Bahia, the black and white fans seem more concerned about the club’s delay in announcing the new coach. While Peixe’s board of directors does not make a decision, one name in particular has gained strength on social media among internet users: Fábio Carille.
Carille currently manages V-Varen Nagasaki, from Japan. The coach managed Santos from September 2021 to February 2022 and, despite the unimpressive numbers ahead of Peixe, he was missed by the fans. This Monday (18), many black and white fans praised Carille’s work and style of play and asked for his return. See some reactions:
If Mr. Fábio Carille comes, Santos will be saved
— joão (@joa0soares) September 18, 2023
Santos hire Carille, come and get us out of this dredger and next year we’ll have to drool all over Vojvoda, what this guy does to Fortaleza is crazy
— Neis (@ihNeis) September 18, 2023
It’s the possibility of Oswaldo de oliveira, Carille would be the salvation
— Ramone Ⓐ (@NaoLeiaAqui) September 18, 2023
If Carille accepts to coach Santos, in this situation, after being sabotaged by Edu Dracena, and cursed by part of the fans who didn’t understand the club’s situation, he will arrive at the airport and be greeted by the fans. Maximum respect if you agree to leave Japan and come here.
— Jrr 21/45 (@Jrr1912_) September 18, 2023
Numbers and use of Carille at Santos
Fábio Carille was announced as Santos’ new coach on September 3, 2021, signing a contract valid until December 2022. He took over the club amidst great pressure, with the team in 14th position in the Brazilian Championship and very close to the relegation zone. relegation. His main objective at that time was to prevent the descent of Peixe.
Carille corrected Santos’ defensive system, and Alvinegro was the least leaky team in the Brasileirão return. The commander accomplished his mission and made Peixe finish the competition in 10th place, in the classification zone for the Copa Sudamericana.
After the 1-1 draw against Cuiabá, in a game valid for the 38th round of the Brasileirão, the Santos board decreed Carille’s stay for 2022. However, that was not what happened, and the coach ended up being fired at the beginning of the season, thanks to the accumulation of negative results in the Campeonato Paulista. In total, there were 27 matches ahead of the black and white team, with nine wins, 10 draws and 8 defeats (45.6% success rate).
Santos’ situation in the Brasileirão
Santos is having a terrible campaign in the Brazilian Championship and is at serious risk of suffering its first relegation in history. Last Friday (15), coach Diego Aguirre was fired after the crushing defeat to Cruzeiro. It is worth noting that the Uruguayan coach has led Peixe in just five games since his arrival, an observation that highlights the lack of management and planning by the club’s board.
Now, Santos is looking for its fourth coach of the season. In addition to Aguirre, Odair Hellmann and Paulo Turra were the other names ‘fried’ at the club. Alvinegro Praiano is in 17th place in the Brasileirão, with just 21 points won. In 23 rounds played so far, the team has recorded five wins, six draws and 12 defeats.
The match soon, against Bahia, is seen as decisive by Santos. This is because Tricolor de Aço has gained 25 points and is in 15th place, two positions above Peixe. If they win the duel at Fonte Nova, Alvinegro will touch their rival and take a crucial step in the fight against relegation.
Santos’ next games
- Bahia x Santos – Brazilian Championship – Arena Fonte Nova – Monday (18/9), at 8pm (Brasília time);
- Santos x Vasco – Brazilian Championship – Vila Belmiro – Sunday (1/10), at 4pm (Brasília time);
- Palmeiras x Santos – Brazilian Championship – Allianz Parque – Sunday (8/10), at 4pm (Brasília time)