Coach Jorge Sampaoli's contract termination request with the Santos, supported by non-payment of the Severance Pay Fund (FGTS), is not the only requirement made by the coach in the midst of arm wrestling caught with the club.
Sampaoli asks, in addition to the payment of $ 112,000 for four months of arrears FGTS, other outstanding amounts. The estimated bill for his defense in the lawsuit, held by attorney Gustavo Amorim de Barros, is just over $ 1.5 million.
In addition to the August, September, November and December installments related to the FGTS, the Argentinean technician also requests: R $ 350 thousand of indemnity by prior notice, R $ 320 thousand of vacation proportional to the period worked, R $ 96 thousand referring to a third vacation, R $ 320 thousand of 13th salary, R $ 134 thousand of 40% fine on FGTS, R $ 128 thousand for the 11 days worked in December and R $ 73 thousand of attorney fees.
The process runs on the 5th Labor Court of Santos. On Wednesday (12), Judge Patrícia Rebouças Franceschet Guimarães denied favorable injunction to the coach in the request for early termination of the contract.
She says that “there are no elements in the process, for the moment, for the granting of the measure without prior hearing of the contrary match”, that is, it cannot determine the termination without first hearing Santos. The club will be summoned to explain.
In addition to Sampaoli, four members of the Santos technical commission, all appointed by the coach, also sued the court. Assistant Jorge Desio, one of Santos's initial plans to replace Sampaoli, Carlos Desio, Pablo Fernández and Marcos Fernandes.
Santos and Sampaoli differ on the outcome of the coach's cycle ahead at the club. The disagreement between the parties took the case to court, where the dispute over the narrative about the professional have resigned or dismissed must have influence on whether or not to pay the fine.
The club has never confirmed the existence of an amendment to the employment contract. Folha had access to the Argentine contract and noted that on October 7, a term was signed stating that either party may terminate the contract without paying a fine and by simply notifying the other from December 10.
Santos said Sampaoli announced his resignation following a meeting on December 9 and that "the case was handed over to the club's human resources and legal departments."
The coach's press office maintains that the Argentine did not officially request the club's dismissal and that he was still waiting for a return on his demands, after request from the president of Santos, José Carlos Peres, to meet with members of the managing committee to evaluate. them. He issued a farewell letter on Wednesday (11).
The São Paulo club still accumulates debts with some of its recent former coaches. This year, in August, made an agreement with Cuca, who ran the club between July and December 2018, for the payment in installments of approximately $ 2 million. The coach even threatened to sue the club before the deal.
Coach Enderson Moreira, who was dismissed in February 2015, recently received a favorable decision in the lawsuit filed shortly after his departure. The debt value also exceeds R $ 2 million.
In addition to Enderson, Levir Culpi and Dorival Junior were two others who brought the court to receive.
"I understand that the current administration is having a hard time because the club had no cash, but it's the way Modesto (Roma Junior, former president) got it, too. Modesto's was even worse, with a lot of actions. Santos did not want to pass a brat on anyone, "lawyer José Ricardo Tremura, the club's former legal manager, told Folha last year.
According to Sampaoli's staff, the coach is in Rio de Janeiro on vacation with the family. Then you will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where you will spend the holidays.
Asked about the possibility of a meeting on Thursday (12) with representatives of Palmeiras, the advisory did not deny the possibility.
Sought, Santos' staff did not answer Folha's questions until the publication of this text.
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