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Marcelo Oliveira leaves role as Vasco coach following sixth straight defeat

Marcelo Oliveira has left his role as coach of Vasco da Gama by mutual consent following six straight defeats in the Brasileirão.

The 57-year-old’s last game in charge of the seventh-placed club was during Vasco’s 3-0 home defeat to Sport Recife yesterday.

Oliveira met with club officials earlier this morning and decided to leave for a number of reasons, including unpaid wages.

An official statement read: "After the latest results, coach Marcelo Oliveira, in agreement with the board of Vasco, has decided to leave.

"The team will be led by assistant coach Gaucho for the four remaining games in the Brasileirão."

Oliveira started the year as coach of Coritib but took the reins at the Rio giants after former coach Christopher Borges resigned following a 4-0 defeat to Bahia.

Since then the club have recorded just two wins and two draws, leaving them adrift of Copa Libertadores qualification by nine points.

Cruzeiro have recently held talks with Marcelo Oliveira over taking the helm at the Mineiro side next season.


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