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Technician helped Imortal return to Série A

Photo: Rafael Vieira/AGIF - Renato Portaluppi already knows where he will be in 2023
Photo: Rafael Vieira/AGIF – Renato Portaluppi already knows where he will be in 2023

After many negotiations, finally Grêmio announced the renewal of Renato Portaluppi! The coach, who previously claimed to have the dream of coaching the Brazilian national team after Tite left after the World Cup, decided to accept the proposal made by president Alberto Guerra, who he had already worked with in the distant 2010, until then his first spell at the Immortal, as a trainer.

As always, Renato extended his contract for just one more season. The contract is valid until the end of 2023, but the King of Cups did not announce values. Even so, it is known that Portaluppi’s salary is around one million. The face-to-face talks began this Saturday (19), at the coach’s own home in Rio de Janeiro. After uncertainties, The agreement was sealed this Sunday (20th) in a new visit by the president of the Clube Gaúcho, together with vice president Paulo Caleffi and director Antônio Brum.

Renato Portaluppi now continues the work that was started on September 1st of this year, for the sequence of Série B. In the end, Tricolor Gaúcho finished second in the competition, guaranteeing access to the elite division of Brazilian football. It is worth remembering that when he took over, the team was in fourth place in the competition.

In addition to renovation, the agenda for the meeting at the coach’s house was planning for the next season, as well as reinforcements, group assembly and goals for the year. Renato has already said he sent a list of names of possible reinforcements to the board, including full-back Rodinei and striker Michael. Imortal negotiates two foreign midfielders, Franco Cristaldo, from Huracán, and Felipe Carballo, from Nacional. In addition to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, in 2023 Grêmio will also compete in the Campeonato Gaúcho and the Copa do Brasil.

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