The tense atmosphere in Flamengo is due to the dismissal of football manager Paulo Pelaipe, who is said to be very close to Jorge Jesus.
With Jorge Jesus in Portugal and the Brazilian championship on vacation, the atmosphere was strangely tense for a club that won the national title Libertadores Cup in late November. So why did it happen? Because of the decision to dismiss manager Paulo Pelaipe, who is said to be very close to Jorge Jesus. In fact, rumor has it that he met with the Portuguese coach in Lisbon last week.
The decision to dismiss Pelaipe - in December it was said that his contract was going to be renewed - was made by Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim, with the support of other club leaders, such as Luiz Eduardo Baptista, Gustavo Oliveira and Reinaldo Belloti. According to Brazilian media outlets, the former football manager was accused of disclosing information about players' bonuses before the club's participation in the Club World Cup.
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