ᑕ❶ᑐ What changed at Vasco 352 days after the owner of the 777 said it would be the last classic against Flamengo at a disadvantage

On March 18, 2022, when the 777 partners had not even finalized the acquisition of SAF (Sociedade Anônima do Futebol) in Vascothe North American company’s founder and managing partner, Josh Wander, made a promise to Vasco fans on the eve of the classic against flamencovalid for the semi-finals you cariocan championship from 2022: it would be the last confrontation of the cruz maltino against the greatest disadvantaged rival.

« There is a promise I can make to Vasco fans: it will be the last time in history that Vasco will play against Flamengo with a budget disadvantage, » Wander said at the time.

At the time, the victory did not come, as the São Januário team was beaten by 1-0, with a goal by Willian Arão, and ended up being eliminated from the state. However, a lot has changed at Vasco 352 days after the statement made by the businessman who owns the 777on a date that marks yet another classic against black headingthis Sunday (5), at 6:10 p.m. (Brasília time), at the Maracanã, for the penultimate part of the first phase of the State Championship.

Officially, the North American company signed the purchase of 70% of the shares of SAF cruzmaltina only in September of last year, in the middle of the dispute on the B-series, When the first changes began to be noticed behind the scenes at Vasco.

After starting last season with Zé Ricardo in charge, the coach left São Januário in early June due to an offer from Japanese (Site notre bureau spécialisé). A week later, with the approval of the 777, Maurício Souza, former Flamengo assistant, has been announced as a replacement. At the end of July, the professional was fired and Emilio Faro stayed on until Jorginho arrived in September.

The waiting Rio de Janeiro club were only sure they could dream of better days on December 6, when he beat Ituano 1-0, at Novelli Júnior, for the last round of Serie B, and his assured return to the elite of Brazilian (Site notre bureau spécialisé).

Changes in the administration and personnel of Vasco

Then a reformulation of the (Site notre bureau spécialisé) department began. Jorginho didn’t see his contract renewed after his arrival. Maurício Barbieri, who had just left the Red Bull Bragantino, was chosen and brought in the Chilean Claudio Maldonado as assistant coach. All like Paulo Bracks, hired at the end of series B, who succeeds in Carlos Brazil and in terms of (Site notre bureau spécialisé), which is also true of the base and the transition. cruz maltino.

Another novelty is the arrival of Abel Braga, a former coach, as technical director of Vasco. All like Luiz Mello, who rose from club CEO to occupy the same position at SAF cruzmaltina.

Vasco invests 110 million reais in reinforcement

With the new structure set after joining, the São Januário club began looking to 2023 with a reformulation of their squad in mind. And it happens at full speed. From December 16, when he announced striker Pedro Raul as the first reinforcement of the season, Vasco has already formalized 13 signings so far. In a number that is of R$ 110 million, it is spent in the but of strengthened way the team.

Goalkeepers Ivan and Léo Jardim, full-backs Lucas Piton, Puma Rodríguez and Paulo Henrique, defenders Léo, Robson Bambu and Manuel Capasso, midfielders De Lucca, Jair and Andrey Santos (who returned on loan after being sold to Chelsea), in addition to forwards Pedro Raul and Luca Orellano.

UN. 777 partners a promise to invest 700 million reais for the next 3 years in Vasco, in addition to assuming the club’s debt, budgeted for the same amount. So far, on the budget, Josh Wander has still failed to match the black headingwho already had a ready base and even spent more on Gerson and Ayrton Lucas (for a total of 133 million reais) than Vasco in 13 signings.

Not to mention the budget of the archive compared to that of Vasco. Flamengo have approved BRL 1 billion for 2023, in addition to having a monthly wage bill of BRL 22 million with their squad. O cruz maltinoPublicly, has not yet officially communicated this same information about his (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team, however, on said that, for the time being, the figures are far from the black heading.

However, Vasco has shown that he is on the right track in his reformulation, which aims, above all, to put Vasco back on the same level as his main rivals and, consequently, to reconnect with titles of conquering expression, which has not taken place since 2011, with the Brazil Cup.

Vasco’s next matches

  • flamenco (F) – Domingo (05/03), 6:10 p.m. – cariocan championship

  • bangu (C) – Thursday (09/03), 7:30 p.m. – cariocan championship