(Reuters) - Former Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli has been named the new manager of Flamengo, the Brazilian club announced on Friday, nearly a month after he was sacked by Sevilla.
Flamengo, the Copa Libertadores defending champions, said Sampaoli has signed a deal until December 2024.
The 63-year-old was sacked by Sevilla on March 21 amid fears of relegation from LaLiga.
At Flamengo, Sampaoli will replace Vitor Pereira, who was let go earlier this week.
Sampaoli has previously worked with Brazilian clubs Santos and Atletico Mineiro.