Flamengo sack manager Paulo Sousa-Xinhua

Flamengo sack manager Paulo Sousa

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-06-10 09:09:00

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.