Cristóvão leaves Vasco post
A year after taking temporary charge at Vasco da Gama, following a stroke suffered by former manager Ricardo Gomes, Cristóvão Borges has stepped down as the club's manager.
The decision comes the day after Vasco suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at home to Bahia and after a sequence of just one win in eight games, which had seen Vasco drop from title contention.
Cristóvão, though, achieved much in his twelve months at the helm, guiding Vasco to second place in the 2011 Brasileirão, as well as the semi-final of the Copa Sudamericana of the same year.
Since the completion of the state championships, in which Vasco finished second in both rounds, the club have, though, seen many of their star players depart as the club dealt with existing financial issues.
However, despite losing the likes of Fágner, Rômulo and Diego Souza, they remain in the top four league positions and in line for a Copa Libertadores place for next season.
The club have, for now, ruled out the return of Ricardo Gomes, who is hoping to return to management next year, and are in the process of finding a new head coach to take the side forward.