Vítor Pereira took benefit of this Tuesday afternoon, and his official presentation, in a press convention, as Flamengo’s coach, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to demystify and contradict the accusations of Duílio Monteiro Alves, president of Corinthians, membership from São Paulo. , who guided him in 2022 and who, someday after the announcement of his transfer to ‘Fla’ this 12 months, singled him out for allegedly invoking “mother-in-law’s illness” – he mentioned then – as a result of the membership facilitated the exit of the Paulistas.
“I’ll make the most of this chance, as a result of I’ve been silent all this time, throughout which loads has been mentioned by those that have no idea me. I make clear, as a result of that is the fact! My coming to Brazil, a 12 months in the past, occurred not directly and once I did not have that perspective, to go to Brazilian soccer”, revealed the Portuguese coach to journalists.
“I agreed to keep for a 12 months, to perceive the actuality of Brazilian soccer: that is why I solely signed for one 12 months. That contract was fulfilled… in its entirety! With accountability, dedication and struggling. I gave all the pieces, devoted myself with dedication and accountability to Corinth! It was like this, at all times, till the final day of the contract. He at all times mentioned that when the season was over he would go residence. Unfortunately, there are lots of households in Brazil who’re dealing with a critical household state of affairs, comparable to mine. “Because of the put on and tear that I do know this example causes, I at all times instructed my those that I might go residence, assist them,” mentioned the coach.
“I’ve at all times been trustworthy with the membership, I communicated my resolution to return to Portugal. Proof of that is that, two days earlier than, I additionally instructed the ‘followers’ that I used to be leaving for household causes. I made this assertion! There was no lie! This is the fact”, emphasised the 54-year-old Portuguese coach, twice nationwide champion with FC Porto in 2012 and 2013.
“But what occurred then? A membership the measurement of Flamengo appeared, with a special strategy, and our first dialog. I assumed, as a result of, the truth is, it was an excellent skilled proposal, we can have a 12 months of many challenges, a high-quality squad. I believe any coach would assume”, the Portuguese defined the historical past of the course of.
“I spoke with my household. And if I understood that we may take care of the well being state of affairs, but in addition the significance of the vital skilled problem for my profession, I had to make a special resolution”, justified the coach, already with Al-Ahli (Saudi Arabia), Olympiacos (Greece), Fenerbahçe (Turkey), 1860 Munich (Germany) and Shanghai SIPG (China) since leaving the Dragons and heading to Brazil in 2022 , to ‘rival’ Corinthians.
“I do not owe anybody something! I labored exhausting, gave all the pieces, and even my common workers did not include me, as a result of every of them has a household background to remedy. I admire the approach they handled me take care of Corinthians. To which it corresponds with effort, dedication and dedication. Duty… I solely owe it to my household”, was the ‘trait’ with which he tried to settle the controversy since, after his departure from the ‘ timão’ (Corinthians), it was discovered that Vítor Pereira would go to the different membership, with considered one of the greatest ‘followers’ in Brazil (and the world), ‘Fla’.
“Here I’m comfortable, prepared to undertake this undertaking that draws me. I like profitable contests, and this can be a undertaking that, from an expert viewpoint, provided that I used to be loopy I would not assume what it may deliver me. I do not know the place the ‘lie’ is, both [como o acusou Duílio Monteiro Alves] the place I used to be “unhealthy tempered”. This is the fact”, concluded Vítor Pereira, the Portuguese coach hopes, to put an finish as soon as and for all to a notion that endorsed by himself the hatred of an alleged ‘betrayal’ at Corinthians.