Luiz Muzzi officially departed the organization on Monday according to Orlando City SC (yet to see confirmation from our friends in Frisco). As a result, he left behind a gaping hole in the decision-making authority for scouting and transfers in the club. Muzzi had supported our dear friend Fernando Clavijo in the past (get well soon, Fernando) and was named the replacement when Fernando had to step away for personal reasons.
However, a new rumor surfaced this morning from our Twitter-search extraordinaire Jose Carmona.
André Zanotta está saindo do Grêmio para virar diretor-executivo de operações do futebol no FC Dallas, da MLS.— Jorge Nicola (@jorgenicola) December 20, 2018
Ele substitui Luiz Muzzi, brasileiro que será VP de futebol no Orlando City, se juntando a Ricardo Moreira, contratado há um mês como diretor de futebol do clube
Translated: André Zanotta is leaving Grêmio to become executive director of football operations at MLS FC Dallas. He replaces Luiz Muzzi, a Brazilian who will be VP of soccer in Orlando City, joining Ricardo Moreira, hired a month ago as the club’s soccer director.
This would definitely be an interesting approach and would make a lot of sense in piecing the puzzle together given that Dallas has been chasing Bressan from Grêmio as reported here a couple of weeks ago.
So, what do you think? Are you intrigued about the new frontier with a new potential soccer mind coming from South America? Would you have preferred someone who is familiar with MLS like Dario Sala?