Chapecoense will hand a role to goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, who had part of a leg amputated after surviving the plane crash that devastated the club last month.
Rui Costa, Chapecoense’s executive director of football, said Follmann will be given all the support he needs – including a position at the club – in his recovery from the accident.
“I say with great satisfaction that I am sure he will work with us,” Costa said, in quotes reported by Globo Esporte. “I do not know when, under what circumstances, but as far as it depends on me and my colleagues, he will be with us somewhere.
“Not by some kind of concession, but by his intelligence. For what it represents to us. But the first question is that he recovers physically and emotionally.
“I would be proud and honoured to work with him again. We really want to have these people close to us.
“It is crucial that they return to the routine of the club. For all their physical and emotional presence we give.
“I am sure that President Plinio and Ivan [Tozzo, vice president], will be very eager to have him with us. Something that is compatible and dignified.”