Vasco da Gama midfielder Felipe unhappy with Marcelo Oliveira
Vasco da Gama midfielder Felipe is not happy with the way in which Marcelo Oliveira left the club earlier this week.
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The 57-year-old coach left by mutual consent on Monday following the club’s sixth straight defeat in the Brasileirão.
The 3-0 home defeat to Sport Recife left Vasco nine points adrift of Copa Libertadores qualification, which caused more frustration for the club, fans and coach.
However, Felipe is not happy with the way Oliveira left the club, regardless of his reasons.
The veteran midfielder said: "I respect Marcelo Oliveira but I do not agree with his behaviour. He did not even say goodbye."
Oliveira took over as Vasco coach in September following Christopher Borges’ resignation and was recently approached by Cruzeiro concerning their managerial vacancy.
Felipe added: "He knew our predicament when he came to Vasco. It is too easy to leave following a few games and after receiving a good offer elsewhere.
"Everyone had his share of responsibility, including management, players and fans."
Vasco have games against Atlético Mineiro, Coritiba, Flamengo and league leaders Fluminense remaining.
Club president Roberto Dinamite revealed that the club are not planning to replace Oliveira before the end of the season, but added they expect Ricardo Gomes to return as manager for 2013.