The coach always emphasizes that he likes Palmeiras, which is much more settled in Brazil with part of his family living here, but he never wanted to go into detail about his stay for so long.
At the same time, he also never talked about leaving the club before the end of his contract, scheduled for December 2024.
Abel Ferreira has a great relationship with the current board, but he also maintains a very strong bond with Maurício Galiotte. The former president participates in several events outside the club’s day-to-day activities with the Portuguese coach and even acts as a firefighter in times of crisis at Palmeiras, as happened recently after the elimination of the Libertadores.
As the Portuguese has demonstrated more than once in interviews, excessive demands, even after so many titles, do not enter into the commander’s head. He is also bothered by criticism that he considers exaggerated coming from the traditional press and also from influencers.
Often, this negative side ends up being above the positive side that Abel reports about living in São Paulo. The commander always says that he is praised by fans and “even rivals” who meet him on the street on a daily basis in the country’s largest city.
Palmeiras remains confident that they will be able to convince him to stay longer. In addition to providing reinforcements that will make the team stronger for 2024, the board is trying to use participation in the new Club World Cup in 2025 as one of the assets for staying.