The possible arrival of coach Zé Ricardo, 52 years old, to Cruzeiro has caused indignation in part of the Celeste fans, who started to use social networks to question the possibility of hiring. The technician’s recent unsuccessful work is the main complaint of Cruzeirenses. Information on negotiations with the commander was anticipated by journalists Samuel Venancio It is Lucas Pedrosa.
Also on that Monday (4), the day that the possibility of hiring became known to the public, some organized Cruzeiro supporters manifested themselves criticizing the decision of the heavenly board to bet on Zé Ricardo to take over Raposa until the end of 2023. Mafia Azul, the club’s most organized organization, claimed that the SAF « begins to show the association’s old practices in terms of football management ».
The statement issued also compares the management of Ronaldo Fenômeno, Raposa’s majority shareholder, with a Brasfoot game, a game in which you manage a football club, make signings, among other features.
— Ronaldo is playing Brasfoot with Cruzeiro! Cruzeiro’s SAF begins to show the association’s old practices in terms of football management. Disruption of work without the idea of a replacement. Now, a possible sudden change in the style of play between Pepa and Zé Ricardo. The board is lost.
Mafia Azul Organized Fans, in a statement released on their social networks.
In the text, the crowd also points out that Ronaldo is not a Cruzeiro fan and that he never exalted, was grateful or “saved” the club from Minas Gerais.
— What Cruzeirense fans have to understand is that Ronaldo was never a Cruzeirense; Ronaldo was never grateful to Cruzeiro; Ronaldo never exalted Cruzeiro when he won as the best in the world; When Ronaldo was still playing, he returned to Brazil and held an auction between Flamengo and Corinthians; And definitely, Ronaldo did not save Cruzeiro!
And just another entrepreneur in the football business looking to make a profit.
Mafia Azul Organized Fans, in an official statement.
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Organizers issue a joint note against the arrival of Zé Ricardo
Several organized Cruzeiro fans, including Mafia Azul, Pavilhão Independente, Geral Celeste fans, Fanáti-Cruz fans, China Blue fans, Mancha Azul, Cachazeiros and Comando Rasta signed a note of repudiation against the hiring of Zé Ricardo.
In the note, Zé Ricardo’s performance in his last club, Shimizu S-Pulse, from Japan, was mentioned. Ronaldo also did not escape criticism.
— Zé Ricardo, for those who don’t know, commanded Shimizu S-Pulse, which was eliminated in the 3rd phase of the Emperor’s Cup, the Japan Cup, and was relegated to the Japanese Second Division.
Without many lines with the crowd, without any explanation, without any positive result. That’s the work Ronaldo is doing!
And when questioned, he insists on throwing the purchase of SAF in the face of the fan or whining that he is sad about the charges. Sad is the fan, who leaves his house, travels to accompany the club, pays the fan member on time and receives bad experiences in return, from solving problems with tickets at the box office, to the result of the team on the field!
Listen to the crowd, Ronaldo! Not even for the first time!
Cruzeiro’s Organized Fans in a note of repudiation of the hiring of Zé Ricardo.
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Cruzeiro struggles to find new coach
A week after the resignation of the Portuguese coach Pepa, Cruzeiro continues without a coach to continue the season. The celestial club accumulates a few “no” and in other cases the names aired were nothing more than speculation. With the squad off on Monday (4th) and this Tuesday (5th), training will resume on Wednesday (6th) and it is expected that by then a new name will have been announced.
In addition to the refusals of Paulo Autuori, technical director of Cruzeiro, and the former Argentine defender Gabriel Milito, who left Argentinos Juniors last week, the trivela found out that Odair Hellmann, 46 years old, was another one sought by Raposa and denied the offer by Ronaldo Fenômeno’s team. The coach said he was willing to accept a proposal from Cruzeiro as long as he could stay at the club until 2024, which is not Raposa’s idea.
Odair Hellmann will NOT command Cruzeiro in 2023. A source close to the coach told @trivela that Odair was approached, but that the Minas Gerais team’s desire to only close until the end of the Brasileirão made it impossible to reach a deal. Learn more https://t.co/FCLurPTjNT
— Maic Costa (@omaiccosta) September 4, 2023
Another name speculated to take over Cruzeiro was coach Maurício Barbieri, 41 years old. Despite his name having been spoken in recent days, the coach’s manager, Nenê Zini, said that there was no consultation from the Celeste club to the coach, who was dismissed from Vasco last June. The information was given firsthand by the portal Zeiro and confirmed by the report of the soccer in vein.
NO BARBIERI ON THE CRUISE
I just spoke with Nenê Zini, Maurício Barbieri’s manager, who assured that no one from Cruzeiro sought him out to negotiate a possible hiring of the coach. First-hand news from @matheus_bragan and confirmed by @trivela. pic.twitter.com/vL0bR5FU2C
— Maic Costa (@omaiccosta) September 4, 2023
In the midst of the search for coaches, other names were mentioned, including the Portuguese António Oliveira, who commands Cuiabá, and Thiago Carpini, who has a good campaign with Juventude in Série B of the Brasileirão. Despite speculation, none of them received an official proposal from Cruzeiro.
This Tuesday (5), the Celeste team completes a week without a coach. In the last match, that Sunday’s (3rd) draw, 0-0, with Red Bull Bragantino, the coach of Cruzeiro’s under-20 team, Fernando Seabra, led the team. Despite being a new face, the interim was criticized for maintaining the structure of Pepa’s team and for the press conference, at least, fanciful granted after the match.