RIO DE JANEIRO, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo have parted ways with Portuguese manager Paulo Sousa less than six months after his appointment, the Brazilian club said on Thursday.
The decision follows Flamengo's 1-0 away loss to Bragantino on Wednesday, a result that left the Rio de Janeiro club 14th in the 20-team standings.
Sousa was appointed head coach in December following the termination of his contract with Poland's national team.
The 51-year-old led Flamengo to 19 wins, seven draws and six defeats. Local media reported that he would be replaced by Ceara boss Dorival Junior.
Flamengo's next match is a Brazilian Serie A fixture against Internacional in Porto Alegre on Saturday. ■