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Fluminense sack coach Oliveira after pitchside row with player

Sanjeevni Today 28-09-2019 09:59 AM

Fluminense sack coach Oliveira after pitchside row with player

Rio De Janerio, Veteran manager Oswaldo de Oliveira has been sacked by Fluminense after less than six weeks in the job, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Friday.

The announcement followed a 1-1 home draw with Santos at the Maracana stadium on Thursday, a result that left Fluminense 16th in the 20-team Brazilian Serie A standings.

During the match, Oliveira was involved in a row with Fluminense midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso after the latter was substituted. The pair exchanged insults near the team's bench and had to be separated by Fluminense staff members.

Oliveira also raised controversy after the final whistle by making an offensive hand gesture toward fans that had directed abuse at him.

The 68-year-old, in his third spell as Fluminense boss, was the fourth Brazilian Serie A manager to be sacked in two days.

Hours earlier, Ze Ricardo was dismissed by Fortaleza following a 4-1 defeat to Athletico Parananese. On Thursday, Rogerio Ceni and Cuca parted ways with Cruzeiro and Sao Paulo, respectively.

Cruzeiro announced on Friday that Abel Braga agreed to take charge of the club for the rest of the year.

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