Mano Menezes appointed new Flamengo coach

The former Brazil head coach will take over the Mengao in place of Jorginho with the club languishing in 14th in the Brasileiro table
Former Brazil boss Mano Menezes has been appointed as the new coach of Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo.

The club has endured a turbulent spell with trainers of late, with three already hired this year alone, with Jorginho being fired after just 14 games.

Menezes, meanwhile, has been out of work after his two-year spell in charge of his country came to an end back in November.

"Flamengo can confirm the hiring of coach Mano Menezes," a club statement read.

"The bard would like to put on record its appreciation of Rubro-Negro fans for supporting the club through the process."

Meanwhile, Menezes has spoken of his pride at taking over the club and his excitement about the challenge ahead.

"I'm very proud," he wrote on Twitter. "To be the coach of Flamengo is my new great challenge. It's an honour."

Speaking to the club's official website, meanwhile, the 51-year-old spoke of his desire to turn the team into a competitive force.

"We must compete better against our opponents, and if we can improve our togetherness as a club, the Rubro-Negro will be much stronger."

Flamengo are currently 14th in the Brasileiro, having won just one of their opening five games.