Flamengo’s recent success in Brazil is something that couldn’t be ignored. Their incredible form has been a hot topic for a few weeks now, and even the European media has been on it.

A lot of this success has to do with Jorge Jesus. Flamengo had several stars already, but things weren’t going that well under manager Abel Braga.

Now since the Portuguese boss arrived in the summer, things changed from water into wine, with the club being currently top of the league and qualified for the Copa Libertadores final.

Arsenal defender David Luiz has spoken about it this week, claiming that he’s happy to see such good football in his country. But now it turns out that even the 31-year-old has some influence on what’s been happening.

Journalist Jorge Nicola has a story today saying the player has been helping Jorge Jesus. They speak to each other ‘almost on a daily basis’, he claims.

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Flamengo thrashed Grêmio 5-0 in the second leg of Copa Libertadores’ semifinals on Wednesday, and according to Nicola, David Luiz and Jesus talked for an hour before the match.

It’s said that Jesus ‘loves’ listening to David Luiz, who he worked with at Benfica, as he believes the defender has great vision and should become a manager in the future.

David Luiz – Managerial Genius, coming soon to a football club near you.