Joel Santana leaves Flamengo post
Experienced coach Joel Santana has been sacked as manager of Flamengo, after a disappointing start to the 2012 season.
Joel oversaw Flamengo's exit from the Copa Libertadores, a catastrophic state championship campaign on-and-off the pitch, as well as seeing the team to tenth place so far in the Brasileirão.
Flamengo under Joel Santana had become a soap-opera, which was eventually ended with the departure of Ronaldinho. The team, though, was left bereft of stars.
It is now the fifth time Joel has been dismissed by Flamengo.