Zico named executive director at Flamengo

Published Jun. 1, 2010 9:30 a.m. ET

Zico, the greatest player in Flamengo's history, has been named the Rio de Janeiro club's executive director.

Flamengo announced the appointment on Monday, saying Zico would be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

Zico had two spells at Flamengo, the second one ending in 1989. He was widely regarded in the 1980s as one of the world's best players, although he never won the World Cup with Brazil.

Zico coached Japan at the 2006 World Cup, and was fired as coach of Greek club Olympiakos earlier this year.