Abel Ferreira first directed Palmeiras on November 5, 2020. That night, the Portuguese announced earlier in the day that his Palmeiras had won the Red Bull Bragantino 1-0 at Allianz Parque and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Brazilian Cup. Interestingly, the two coaches in that match are the only ones who remain in the same clubs as the Brasileirão Serie A coaches promised on that date.
Maurício Barbieri, from Bragantino, is a coach who has lived among the national elite coaches. He won for Abel for almost two months, having been hired on September 4, 2020. Barbieri is an exception. Since taking over Palmeiras, Abel has seen all the other teams in the National elite now change coaches. In total, there were 62 exchanges.
Since coming to Abel Verdão, Brazilian elite teams have had 82 coaches (including a total of 20 who promised clubs when the Portuguese arrived) – some of whom have worked for two or three clubs. This is a senseless average of more than four directors per club over a period of 589 days. Also, on average, every nine days, a Serie A club changed coach during that time.
With almost 600 days in Palmeiras, Abel has surpassed a statistic from the Swiss sports analysis organization CIES Observatório do Futebol. According to a study released by the agency in March this year, the average stay of a coach in a Brazilian club is 163 days. Abel tripled that average in Alviverde.
The main rivals made 13 tackles
Flamengo, Atletico-MG, Corinthians, São Paulo and Santos, Palmeiras also had a lot of exchanges since the arrival of Abel, the main rivals in the title dispute.
With the release of Paulo Sousa and the arrival of Dorival Júnior, Abel sees Rubro-Negro as his fifth different coach. Santos is in the room with Bustos. Corinthians (Vítor Pereira), São Paulo (Rogério Ceni) and Atlético-MG (Turco Mohamed) have had three coaches since they started working for Abel Palmeiras.
With a renewed contract and a very strong marriage to the club until 2024, Abel Ventura Cambón tends to be very close to the numbers of the Palmeiras captain in the 1951 Rio Cup. who mostly ran the club.
He is the tenth coach in the ranking of the Palmeiras and Alviverde games ordered by Abel Ferreira in 128 games. Next on the list, which Abel will easily surpass by the end of the year, is Dudu, the mythical character in mythological Alviverde, who has played 141 games. And if nothing goes wrong, and Palmeiras progresses to the Libertadores and the Copa del Rey, the Portuguese could beat 153 games for Argentine Filpo Nuñez and hold 178 for Mario Travaglin by the end of this year.
Since Serie A coach Abel Palmeiras arrived
Amerika-MG: Lisca, Mancini, Marquinhos Santos and Vagner Mancini
Atletico-GO: Marcelo Cabo, Jorginho, Eduardo Barroca, Marcelo Cabo, Umberto Louzer and Jorginho
Atletico-MG: Jorge Sampaoli, Cuca and Turco Mohamed
Atletico-PR: Paulo Autuori, António Oliveira, Alberto Valentim, Fabio Carille and Luis Felipe Scolari
Hawaii: Geninho, Claudinei Oliveira and Eduardo Barroca
Botafogo: Ramón Díaz, Eduardo Barroca, Marcelo Chamusca, Enderson Moreira and Luís Castro
Dinner: Guto Ferreira, Tiago Nunes and Dorival Júnior
Corinthians: Vagner Mancini, Sylvinho and Vitor Pereira
Coritiba: Jorginho, Rodrigo Santana and Gustavo Morínigo
Kuiaba: Marcelo Chamusca, Allan Aal, Alberto Valentim, Jorginho, Pintado and António Oliveira
Flemish: Domènec Torrent, Rogério Ceni, Renato Gaúcho, Paulo Sousa and Dorival Jr.
Fluminense: Odair Hellmann, Roger Machado, Marcão, Abel Braga and Fernando Diniz
Strength: Rogério Ceni, Marcelo Chamusca, Enderson Moreira and Juan Pablo Vojvoda
Goiás: Enderson Moreira, Glauber Ramos, Pintado, Marcelo Cabo, Bruno Pivetti and Jair Ventura
International: Eduardo Coudet, Abel Braga, Miguel Ángel Ramirez, Diego Aguirre, Alexandre Medina and Mano Menezes
Youth: Pintado, Marquinhos Santos, Jair Ventura and Eduardo Baptista
Red Bull Bragantino: Mauricio Barbieri
Holy: Cuca, Ariel Holan, Fernando Diniz, Fabio Carille and Fabián Bustos
Sao Paulo: Fernando Diniz, Hernán Crespo and Rogério Ceni