Former Real Madrid coach Luxemburgo sacked by Chinese second-division side Tianjin Quanjian
Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who has previously managed Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team, was sacked by Chinese second division side Tianjin Quanjian last weekend.
The sacking of Vanderlei Luxemburgo also paves the way for the departure of three other Brazilian players who played in Brazil until the end of last year. Jádson [Corinthians], Luís Fabiano [São Paulo] and Geuvânio [Santos] are already thinking about leaving the club. In this scenario, a return to Brazilian football would be the most likely possibility. UOL Esporte talked to people close to the players and members of Luxemburgo's committee. They stated that the three were upset by the departure of coach. After 12 league games, Tianjin Quanjian have registered four wins, four draws and four defeats. They currently sit eighth in the table, and only the top two teams will gain promotion to the Chinese Super League. In the view of Jádson, Fabiano and Geuvânio, it no longer makes sense to continue in China without Luxemburgo, although they are performing well in the second division. Luís Fabiano, for example, has scored 10 goals in 13 games. They have even begun talks with agents to find a way to terminate their contracts before the end of the season in October.