Former Brazil international Jorginho takes helm at Flamengo

18 March 2013 03:17

Rio-based Flamengo said Monday they have appointed former Brazil international Jorginho to replace Dorival Junior after the latter refused to accept a pay cut.

Jorginho, 48 and who was on the Brazil team that won the 1994 World Cup, has signed a contract through to December next year, Flamengo said on their website.

Media reports had earlier suggested Dorival Junior would not accept a 50 percent cut in his salary, believed to be some 350,000 dollars a month as Flamengo try to slash costs.

Jorginho played in Germany for several years, winning a league title with Bayern Munich and he later had a successful spell in Japan with Kashima Antlers.

He was an assistant to former Brazil coach Dunga at the 2010 World Cup before taking over at Figueirense. He then took the reins last year at Kashima.

Six-time league champions Flamengo are having a lean spell as they finished last season in mid-table.

Source: AFP