Flamengo sack football coach Ze Ricardo

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Flamengo has sacked coach Ze Ricardo following a poor run of results.

Flamengo announced Ricardo’s departure on social media late on Sunday, just hours after the club’s 2-0 home loss Vitoria, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Rio de Janeiro side have won just one of their eight matches across all competitions.

They are currently fifth in Brazil’s Serie A standings with seven wins and eight draws from 19 matches.

Ricardo led Flamengo to 32 wins, 10 draws and nine defeats after taking over the job from Muricy Ramalho in May last year.

Assistant coach Jayme de Almeida is expected to be named interim coach as the club searches for a full-time successor.

–IANS

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