Vasco “raises his voice” and relations with the governor of Rio fall into crisis
The relationship between Vasco and the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro, is in crisis. The most important cause is the Maracana.
Since the arrival of 777 Partners, the North American firm that purchased Vasco da Gama SAF, the membership has been interested by bidding for the stadium, which is at the moment managed by Flamengo and Fluminense. However, Castro’s video on Sunday went down very badly in Sao Januario.
– Yesterday (Sunday) we had been stunned by the governor’s unlucky statements concerning the Maracana bid. But one level was essential: he stated the Maracana can be run by soccer golf equipment. Vasco is a soccer membership. Know that we are going to do every little thing in our energy in order that when the guidelines are printed, Vasco can present the absolute best supply – stated Luis Mello, CEO of Vasco.
The 777 additionally made an official look. Juan Arciniegas, the firm’s basic supervisor and head of sports activities, media and leisure, stated “the dedication is to rework this world sports activities icon into one of the finest arenas in the world” (learn the full remarks beneath).
The newest half of the dispute started on Friday, when columnist Lauro Jardim printed in the newspaper “O Globo” a report a few assembly between the governor and Vasco. According to the memo, when requested about ensures that the competitors can be truthful, Castro replied: “This is Brazil, no person can provide you ensures.”
CEO Luis Melo, 777 CEO Juan Arciniegas and First Vice President General Carlos Roberto Osorio participated in the assembly. The Secretary of the Civic Chamber, Nicola Michone, was additionally current. Vasco then posted the assembly on his official web site with the headline: “Governor guarantees truthful trial in Maracana concession.”
On Sunday, two days after the publication of Lauro Jardim’s be aware, Claudio Castro posted a video on his Instagram that went down like a bombshell in Sao Januario. According to him, when he replied that he couldn’t give ensures, he was solely referring to the date of publication of the supply.
In the video, Claudio Castro assaults the leaders current at the assembly and calls the American holding firm “this 777 fund”. The governor additionally revealed his desire for the Maracana to be run by golf equipment.
– Maracana needs to be managed by soccer golf equipment, not simply corporations. The calling of the world’s best is soccer, and the golf equipment are the ones who placed on the present. It is from this premise that my confidence is born that the neatest thing for the Maracana is to have soccer golf equipment at the head of its administration – stated the governor.
In the bidding course of, which was ultimately suspended in 2022, Vasco (in partnership with WTorre and American firm Legends) will compete for the concession towards Flamengo and Fluminense, who at the moment run the stadium. A consortium with Mané Garrincha’s managers, in Brazil, was additionally in the operating.
Vasco spoke out Monday night time about Gov. Claudio Castro’s assertion.
Luis Melo launched a video:
– Yesterday we had been stunned by the governor’s unlucky statements concerning the Maracana candidacy. But one level was essential: he stated the Maracana can be run by soccer golf equipment. Vasco is a soccer membership. Vasco is the first crew to win a title at the Maracana. Vasco has received many titles and these followers perceive that the Maracana can be their dwelling. For this cause, we’re comfortable to conform with this requirement. I wish to reassure Vasco followers. Know that we are going to do every little thing in our energy in order that when the guidelines are printed, Vasco can provide the absolute best supply. The absolute best product for us to handle the Maracanã collectively with our companions.
Carlos Roberto Osorio, named in the video, shared the following be aware:
“Regarding the be aware printed on Friday in Lauro Jardim’s column, I want to make clear that I attended Vasco’s assembly with Governor Claudio Castro final 12/12/22. I feel it is essential to contextualize the scenario. The most important subject of the assembly was the Maracana concession. The governor spoke of the issue of the rituals of the Brazilian public system and for that reason stated that he couldn’t give ensures of dates for the completion of the bidding, which was suspended by the TCE”.
Juan Arciniegas, General Manager and Head of Sports, Media and Entertainment at 777 Partners, launched a press release:
777 Partners determined to put money into Brazil as a result of it believes in the nation and its numerous alternatives. We took the “Maracanã para Todos” undertaking to the authorities, a consortium fashioned by an enormous soccer membership like Vasco and the famend corporations Legends and WTorre, two of the largest area managers on the planet.
Our dedication is to show this world sports activities icon into one of the finest arenas in the world. We are assured that our proposal is the finest and that any truthful and goal course of will attain the similar conclusion.
We publicly reiterate our demand that the Maracana bid be truthful and clear. And we renew our promise to make the stadium accessible to all golf equipment and their followers.
We are able to work with the governor and his crew on this course of, so long as it’s at all times completed in a respectful and skilled method.
State and Basque Deputy Chiquinho da Mangueira, current at the assembly and additionally quoted by the governor, had the following to say about the report:
“This information is totally false. I solely discovered about her right this moment, I used to be touring on trip. But the solely factor Governor Claudio Castro stated was: “I can not assure a deadline as a result of the legal guidelines right here in Brazil are totally different. The Courts of State Accounts are unbiased, now we have to attend. When they launch him, we’ll bid the highest in every week.” And he stated, “Don’t fear about the equity of the trial, and I’ll by no means let Vasco be harmed.” He stated, “Well, if Vasco loses, I’ll do something to let’s attempt to attain an settlement in order that Vasco can play at the Maracana.”
How is the bidding course of going?
In November final yr, the Rio de Janeiro authorities postponed the Maracana tender and renewed the concession for six months to Flamengo and Fluminense, who now have a contract to run the stadium till April. Vasco had then submitted two functions for the momentary administration of the area and was left with out a response.
The course of was paralyzed by the State Audit Office, which carried out a technical analysis and assessed a number of sections that wanted to be modified. The TCE then determined that the bidding course of needs to be repeated. This new supply is being ready by the State Civil House. There isn’t any date for the trial to renew.