O Sao Paulo it ends in Couto Pereira this Saturday (29) to face coritibaat 4:30 p.m. (time in Brasília), for the three-hour tour Brazil Championship. After 3 consecutive victories, the club saw a more serene and positive moment at the hands of Dorival Júnior, who replaced the sacked Rogério Ceni.
But the death of the idol is still relevant in Morumbi. And a former tricolor player who lived with the Ceni in the past admits it: he replaced that his second post as commander of São Paulo would bring different results.
« I expected more because it was the second chance, » said the former midfielder. Fabio SimplicioPartner of Rogério between 2000 and 2004 in São Paulo and who now works as a (Site notre bureau spécialisé) coach.
“Sometimes in the first you will make mistakes, so in the second you know how not to make mistakes. Then comes the question of signings, if the athletes he asked for really arrived, if he had to reinvent himself with what he had. He did a good job, but a job well done is a title. If you don’t win, it ends up being left to the coach,” Simplício lamented.
Alongside Rogério Ceni, Fábio Simplício won only two titles for São Paulo: the Rio-Sao Paulo Tournament in 2001 and the Sao Paulo Super League in 2002 when the goalkeeper was in the service of Brazilian team Already world Cup.
As a coach, Ceni hit the bar twice to lead São Paulo to titles, when he was vice-president of Paulista Championship It’s a yes CONMEBOL South Americaboth in 2021. His resignation comes after the elimination in the State of 2023, for Água Santa, and some problems relating to with the board of directors and some players.
One of Rogério’s disagreements was with Luan, a midfielder who has a contract until December and who would no longer be referenced by the technician until he defined his future. The departure of the coach has, it seems, brought the player closer to a stay in Morumbi. For Simplício, this news is very positive, because the player is a talent created at the club.
“He is a player that I followed at the base. I remember the old management, who worked with us, called me and said: a new Simplicinho is coming out here. I went to follow him and really, today we see Luan shine professionally,” the former midfielder said.
« He had problems off the pitch, which is normal, but he is a player at the level of the Brazilian national team, who I really hope to succeed here in Brazil and who also knows abroad ».
Upcoming Matches for Sao Paulo:
Coritiba (F) – 04/29, 4:30 p.m. – Brazil
Tolima (B) – 02/05, 7 p.m. – Sul Americana
International (C) – 07/05, 4 p.m. – Brasileirao