Thiago Ennes was hired by Náutico for the rest of the season with a focus on Serie B. He is the newest bet of the Timbu board in the repatriation of athletes. In all, the Pernambuco club did this with 18 athletes.
The curious thing is that most of the time this has not been positive, as many of these repatriated athletes are not being able to establish themselves in the team. The most recent case is the striker Robinho, who returned earlier this year. Despite being the team’s vice-top scorer with five goals, he has not been able to establish himself with Roberto Fernandes.
In 2021, of the three players who had a new chance at Náutico, only goalkeeper Anderson was a starter. While Luiz Henrique and Paiva, midfielder and striker respectively, were on the bench most of the time.
In the last five years, the season with the most return of former players was 2020, when at the time the club fought against relegation to Serie C. Of these, only side Bryan and forward Kieza remained, both currently in the medical department.