AFP MAURO PIMENTEL
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said it is looking to halt the growing change of coaches between first-division clubs by introducing restrictions on appointment and dismissal starting from next season.
According to the new CBF regulations, clubs can fire a coach and hire a new coach from outside the club once a season.
The decision also applies to coaches who quit in order to join other clubs.
Brazilian clubs are notorious for their impatience and some change coaches three or four times a year.
“Fulia de Sao Paulo” newspaper reported on its website that only three of the 20 clubs retained their coaches last season, and the four clubs that had landed had changed coaches at least three times each.
“This is a tremendous development for Brazilian football, and it will be in the interest of clubs and coaches as well,” said Rogerio Capoclio, president of the Brazilian Federation.
The Brazilian Federation stated that if any team sacked more than one coach, he would not be able to sign a substitute from outside the club and we would have to appoint a coach who was already working within the club for at least six months.
The team has the right to sign a coach from outside the club if the coach resigns.
The Brazilian League starts on May 29 and ends on December 5.