Felipão announces retirement as coach and says he will be director of Athletico

Felipão announces retirement as coach and says he will be director of Athletico

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, from Athletico Paranaense, announced that this Sunday’s match (13) against Botafogo, for the Brazilian Championship, will mark his retirement as a football coach.

At the age of 74, Felipão ends a successful career in the role, but will continue to work at the club, as technical director.

“I’m going to stop as a coach. The new commander must be Paulo Turra [atual auxiliar]🇧🇷 I will be the technical director, a new position, which I do not know very well, but which I will try to learn as soon as possible”, declared Felipão during the broadcast of Hurricane Live, the club’s channel.

The coach’s intention had already been anticipated in an interview with Sheetin July this year.

“Initially we made an agreement as a sporting director and also as a coach. Especially at the beginning, let’s see, I’ll stay until the end of the year. that at the end of the year, then, define what my condition will be at Athletico”, he said at the time.

Felipão was already showing signs of fatigue and came from contested jobs ahead of Cruzeiro and Grêmio in 2021, when he received the invitation from the Paraná club this year.

In the new club, he led a strong recovery and, in six months, ends the season with the runner-up of the Copa Libertadores and a provisional sixth place in the Brazilian Championship, which can end with another classification for the continental tournament at the end of the last round. , this Sunday.

The main title of Felipão’s career was the fifth world championship with the Brazilian team in the 2002 World Cup, played in Japan and Korea.

The gaucho from Passo Fundo (RS) also has two Libertadores, two Brazilians, four Brazilian Cups, an Asian Champions League and a Confederations Cup, among other achievements.

In addition to the Brazilian team, he also coached the Portuguese national team and Chelsea-ING, in addition to other international experiences.

In Brazil, Felipão commanded CSA, Juventude, Brasil de Pelotas, Pelotas, Grêmio, Goiás, Coritiba, Criciúma, Palmeiras, Cruzeiro and Athletico-PR.

Felipão’s last great achievement was the 2018 Brazilian Championship, with Palmeiras.

Felipão’s main titles as a coach


Gaucho Championship: 1987, 1995 and 1996
Brazil Cup: 1994
Copa Libertadores: 1995
Copa Sudamericana: 1996
Brazilian Championship: 1996


Brazil Cup: 1991

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Copa do Brasil: 1998 and 2012
Mercosur Cup: 1998
Copa Libertadores: 1999
Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 2000
Brazilian Championship: 2018


Copa Sul-Minas: 2001

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Chinese Super League: 2015, 2016 and 2017
Asian Champions League: 2015
Chinese Super Cup: 2016 and 2017
Chinese Cup: 2016

Brazilian Team

FIFA World Cup: 2002
FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013

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