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Name Jorge Jesus
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Flamengo Head Coach
  Benfica Head Coach [ex]
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Club as Coach Flamengo FC
  Benfica FC

2013 05 15 Retrieve

[50 years of hurt: Benfica desperate to beat Chelsea & break Bela Guttmann’s curse] Benfica created a name for themselves in the 1960s and 1970s. It hasn’t been the same in recent years but we’ve rediscovered our lustre, some of our old prestige

2019 11 22 Retrieve

[Jorge Jesus’s incredible Flamengo adventure has taken him to the brink of Libertadores glory] We know that it is not enough to win. We have to put on a show too. Now we have a rulebook. Hours in which you can and cannot do things inside and outside the club. There is an idea in Europe that Brazilian players do not like to work. The Portuguese saying is that if you have more than four Brazilians in your team, what you’ve actually put together is a samba band. But I came to see them and it is not the case: they are very professional and know what they are doing

2019 11 24 Retrieve

[Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus described his side’s Copa Libertadores triumph as the most important title of my career] It’s the most important title of my career. The Copa Libertadores is for South America what the Champions League is for Europe. Any of the teams in the continent could have won it. Now we will try to win the Brazilian Serie A, but this is undoubtedly the most important trophy

When I decided to come to Flamengo a lot of people didn’t agree with me, including my friends and my agent. But I made my own decision to come without being influenced by others. If we win the Club World Cup, it will be the best year of my career

I feel very good at Flamengo. I’ve made many friends in Brazil and the people have always treated me very well […] Flamengo have to win the Brasileirao, win the Club World Cup

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Whose year is it? Liverpool and Flamengo hoping to end 2019 on top of the world] The final for us will be faced without fear. When we arrived, we thought we could be world champions, and now we are in the final.

[Jesus has claimed that Flamengo would finish in the top six in the Premier League] Others may think Liverpool are better. But if we get to the final, we will see who is better. And I believe the best will be Flamengo

2020 01 06 Retrieve

[Jorge Jesus fumes Real Madrid target Reinier worth more than €30m] Reinier cannot be sold for €30 million. Benfica are spectacular because they can sell their players even above their value. They [the board] still do not know how to value their brand.

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus names Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson as the best midfielder in the world] Henderson is the best midfielder in the world in his position. [Jurgen Klopp] never sacks him, but the two offensive midfielders, Naby Keita and Georginio Wijnaldum, sometimes are replaced. The other players are always the same.

2020 01 20 Retrieve

[Jesus was enraged by his protege’s departure] You cannot sell Reinier for €30m! Flamengo still don’t know how to value their players. I have introduced three players at Flamengo, one at 17, one at 18 and one at 19. They start some Flamengo games. The 17-year-old kid will now be sold to one of Europe’s biggest teams for several million euros

2020 03 16 Retrieve

[Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus receives ‘weak or inconclusive positive’ coronavirus test result] I have lost a friend […] this coronavirus is not a joke. I didn’t have an idea what this was but I am realising it now. We need to understand here in Brazil that this is not just happening in other countries.

I have never played without supporters. I hope this was the first and the last time. It’s a distressing thing. It’s bothering. That’s the ultimate proof that there’s no way of playing without them

2020 03 19 Retrieve

[Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus returned a negative result for coronavirus] I received the great news that my test for COVID-19 was negative. I am happy and grateful for the affection, support and concern for my health. I continue in prayer for all those affected

[Jesus stressed earlier this week that he was feeling fine but was ready to self-isolate to ensure he didn’t spread the virus] Hello. Good afternoon in Brazil, good night in Portugal. True, my test was positive. It is also true that I feel normal, I am feeling exactly as I felt a month ago, a year ago, two, three, four…I am normal. I don’t feel any symptoms. But I had a positive test. I’ll be in reclusion. I want to thank the affection of my friends and the fans of Flamengo for sharing this situation with me. I think that in a few days everything will be back to normal, God willing. A big kiss to everyone. I am very confident

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus was cleared of coronavirus after initially testing positive] I received the great news that my test for COVID-19 was negative. I am happy and grateful for the affection, support and concern for my health. I continue in prayer for all those affected

2020 05 01 Retrieve

[Jorge Jesus is reportedly a target for Newcastle United, but he is keen to stay on at Flamengo beyond the summer] Right now, I have nothing on my mind. I have to live day by day, know that what happens is because of this epidemic and make decisions. I have two months, and Flamengo’s directors have to decide what is best for them. We feel like we’ve created a great team. That’s one of the factors that motivates me a lot more to continue, and the way I’ve been treated too. I have two months to decide my future. I feel that Flamengo want me a lot and that is decisive for me, to have a club that wants me a lot

[Asked about the possibility of taking a pay cut due to the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak] That is not what the issue is at the moment. I am no different from anyone else. This is happening all over the world with professionals in all other areas, so it will also be discussed with me.

2020 05 07 Retrieve

[Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus has been linked with a return to European football, with Premier League side Newcastle United] Right now, I have nothing on my mind. I have to live day by day, know that what happens is because of this epidemic and make decisions. We feel like we’ve created a great team. That’s one of the factors that motivates me a lot more to continue, and the way I’ve been treated too. I have two months to decide my future. I feel that Flamengo want me a lot and that is decisive for me, to have a club that wants me a lot