Claudio Maldonado: Another Chilean arrives at Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama gave great news, announcing Mauricio Barbieri, a Brazilian coach who works with Claudio Maldonado as direct assistant, as the new technical director.

The Chilean medalist in the Olympic Games of Sydney 2000 integrated the technical body that headed Hector Tapia in Colo Colo in 2018 and then returned to Brazil, where he began working with Barbieri. Together they had a brief passage through alagoanoalmost completed two years in Red Bull Bragantino and now they will continue together in the ‘Giant of the Hill’.

Vasco played the 2022 season in the Brasileirao Serie B, in which he managed to be promoted along with Cruzeiro, Gremio de Porto Alegre and Bahiaall teams that previously were champions of Serie A, which this year promises to have a much more competitive edition.

What will happen to Carlos Palacios?

Maldonado will have to address a delicate issue and it is precisely the future of Carlos Palacios. A short time ago, the footballer slipped his intention to play in Colo Coloa club that began to manage a formula for his arrival, but extra-soccer problems ended up taking their toll and the albos dropped him as a possible signing.

Even so, what happened with Palacios is an issue that worries the Basque directivewho will talk face to face with the footballer this Monday, when the team of honor of Vasco da Gama begin the preseason in Rio de Janeiro, with Barbieri Y maldonado to the head.


Claudio Maldonado talks with Mauricio Barbieri, Vasco da Gama’s new coach. The duo will continue together at ‘Gigante da Colina’.