O Palmeiras has crowned itself the champion of the Brazilian championship of 2023, marking a victory that adds to a series of successes since the arrival of Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira in November 2020. This triumph is not solely the outcome of the criticism leveled towards Botafogo's performance in the championship's final stretch, but a testament to the consistency and hard work of the team under Ferreira's leadership.
The Era of Resilience and Triumph
Since Ferreira's induction, the club has entered an era of resilience and victories, including two Libertadores titles, the Brazil Cup, the South American Recopa, the Paulista Championship, and now, the Brazilian Championship. Ferreira, whose name is now etched in the club's history, is known for his passion and understanding of the Palmeiras spirit, making him immensely popular among fans.
Ferreira's Uncertain Future
Despite a tempting proposal from Al Sadd in Qatar to become the world's highest-paid coach, Ferreira's continuation at Palmeiras remains uncertain, even though his contract lasts until the end of the next season. The coach, who values a narrative of 'against everything and everyone,' holds the future of the club in his hands.
Palmeiras Stride to Victory
The Palmeiras confirmed its championship title after a draw with Cruzeiro, scoring 70 points, and winning its consecutive championship and the 12th Brazilian Championship title. In this heroic sprint to victory, the team, under Ferreira's guidance, has displayed an unshakeable resilience, with sterling performances from the young Endrick, who at just 17 has become a key player in the final stretch, scoring 11 goals in the championship.
The next steps for the coach and the future of Palmeiras remain a focus of attention for both fans and the football world at large. As the Palmeiras basks in its recent victory, the question of Ferreira's future looms large, adding an element of suspense and anticipation to the club's triumphant narrative.