Marcelo Oliveira leaves role as Coritiba coach
Coritiba have announced that Marcelo Oliveira has left his role as coach and will be replaced by Marquinhos dos Santos.
The announcement, which is said to be a mutual agreement between the club and the coach, comes a day after Coritiba’s 3-0 defeat to Portuguesa in the Brasileirão.
Oliveira leaves his post after almost two years in charge, in which he won 74, drew 25 and lost 32 matches, and is joined by coach Juvenilson de Souza and assistant coach Cleocir dos Santos.
The 57-year-old led his side to the Campeonato Paranaense title in 2011, and the final of the Copa do Brasil this year, where the alviverde lost to Palmeiras.
Oliveira made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with Coritiba in 2011 after achieving a record win streak of 24 victories.
However, this season his side are currently in 16th place, just three points above relegation, after back-to-back losses.
Former Brazil U-17 coach Marquinhos Santos has replaced Oliveira and will make his managerial debut when Coritiba take on Flamengo this Saturday.