Palmeiras coach Scolari under pressure following another defeat
Palmeiras coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is under pressure following another defeat, which has left his side seven points adrift of safety in the Brasileirão relegation zone.
Scolari’s side lost 3-1 at Vasco da Gama on Wednesday, making it back-to-back defeats following their loss to Atlético Mineiro.
The club's football director César Sampaio said a meeting would take place on Thursday to discuss the future of the former Seleção coach, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil.
"We're all very sad and worried about the situation," Sampaio told reporters following the defeat to Vasco.
However, Scolari, who is usually known as Felipão (Big Phil), has not contemplated losing his job at Palmeiras.
He said: "The idea of quitting has not crossed my mind. We have to sit down, chew it over and see what we can do differently."
Palmeiras dropped to 19th in the 20-team table with 20 points from 24 games, seven behind 16th-place Flamengo.
Next up for Scolari’s team is a visit from 9th-placed Corinthians on Sunday.