Corinthians announces the dismissal of Vanderlei Luxemburgo

This Wednesday, the 27th, Corinthians announced the dismissal of Vanderlei Luxemburgo, coach who arrived to lead the team in May this year, during the South American semifinal dispute.

This Wednesday, 27th, the Corinthians announced the resignation of Vanderlei Luxemburgo and its entire technical committee. After a draw against Strengthin a match valid for the semi-finals of South American, the São Paulo club decided to end its relationship with the veteran. Just over four months after his arrival, the coach was not convincing and was heavily criticized by the fans.

After 38 matches, Luxemburgo ended his third spell at Timão with less than 50% success rate. In total, the coach led Corinthians to 14 wins, 12 draws and 12 defeats. In competitions, the veteran left the club in 10th place in the Brasileirão, in the semi-finals of the South American and Copa do Brasil, when he was eliminated by São Paulo.

In his last match as coach of Timão, this Tuesday, 26th, against Fortaleza, Luxemburgo left the Neo Química Arena under boos, after the São Paulo club only tied, with a score of 1 to 1. The fans’ practice had become a custom, in protest of the commander’s permanence on the team.

With a poor performance in the Brasileirão and inconsistent performances throughout the season, Luxemburgo’s departure was a topic discussed in recent weeks. However, with a view to qualifying for the South American final, the coach remained in his position. However, even before the second semi-final match, the commander was fired.

Vanderlei Luxemburgo during the match against Fortaleza (Credit: GettyImages)

Corinthians enters the field again next Saturday, 29th, against São Paulo, at 6:30 pm (Brasília time). With attention divided with the South American, Timão faces Tricolor at Morumbi, right after the rival became champion of the Copa do Brasil.

Source: sportbuzz

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