Diogo Godinho, president of SAD do Vizela, showed, this Thursday, confidence in coach Álvaro Pacheco to follow the helm of the team and make a “more peaceful” 2022/23 season.
Alerted to the “difficulties” that the Vizelense emblem would encounter on its return to the top level, 37 years after the first and, until this time, the only presence among the elite, the official acknowledged that achieving permanence in the reception to Marítimo, for the 33rd Matchday 1 (1-1) was “a total relief” after “stressful” weeks, something he wants to see mitigated next season.
“Let’s do an analysis, see what went well and, above all, what went wrong so that we can have a more peaceful season. Given the way we played throughout the season, it’s surprising our position [14.ª], we are fighting almost to the last to survive. We want a quieter time,” he stressed, in statements to journalists.
The chairman of SAD’s board of directors also said he had Álvaro Pacheco, a coach with a contract until June 2023, with whom the Vizeles people feel “very happy”, given the identification he has “with the club, with the city and with the project [do Vizela]”.
Certain that it is “difficult” to keep Schettine, a forward loaned by Sporting de Braga who was the team’s top scorer in the championship, with eight goals, Diogo Godinho said that the Brazilian found, in Vizela, “the happiness of playing football” and said that the squad will have “adjustments” for the 2022/23, regarding the alleged interest of other clubs in the side Koffi Kouao and the striker Cassiano.
“Last year we already had proposals, not only for these two players, but also for others. We decided to keep them, but the players are not eternal in the clubs. sense to accept. Most have a clause and, when someone appears to beat the clause, we have to leave. So far, no proposal has appeared”, he clarified.
The sporting director, Pedro Albergaria, considered it a “remarkable feat” for Vizela to remain in the Liga Portugal for the first time, having praised the “stability” experienced in the last three years, on an upward path from the Portuguese Championship, and the ” base that gives guarantees for the next season”, while the coach agreed that the Minho need less “jumps” in 2022/23.
“Next year, we want to consolidate and improve. This also has to do with the ambition of this club. Year after year, we want to reflect on what the season ended and know how we can grow, looking at the teams from above and approaching the top.
Álvaro Pacheco, ‘helmsman’ of the Vizelenses, refuses to exchange “essence” of the game processes displayed throughout 2021/22 for “more calculating systems” in 2022/23 and defended that the squad will be even more “solid”, not least because wants to maintain the “player base” that it has guided.
“Most of our players have a contract, with the exception of four or five. The big base are the players who are making this journey with us. We’re going to be surgical, which is normal, and bring in some players who can be added “, he envisioned.