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Relegation threatened Fluminense sack head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo

Reuters

Fluminense have sacked head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Corinthians saw the Rio de Janeiro-based side end the weekend in the relegation zone. It was a ninth game in a row without victory.

Luxemburgo had replaced Abel Braga in July. The 61 year-old lead Fluminense to win the 2012 Brasileirão. However, a difficult start to the new campaign, with Flu struggling at the bottom, cost Braga his job.

Luxemburgo has not been able to improve the holders' league position. A club statement on Monday confirmed his departure.

"On the decision of club president Peter Siemsen, coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo will not continue in his role as coach of Fluminense.”

"Fluminense appreciates the efforts of the coach and his coaching staff.”

Luxemburgo, who has won five Brasileirão’s and the 1999 Copa América with Brazil, was also sacked in June by Grêmio. The 61 year-old has had 29 managerial roles across a 30 year career.

Fluminense face already relegated Náutico next, on Wednesday, at the Estádio do Maracanã.

 
 

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