Brazil's World Cup-winning coach Scolari sacked by Palmeras
Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has been sacked by Palmeiras after the Sao Paulo team were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores last week as part of a winless run of 14 matches.
It was Scolari's third spell at the Brazilian Serie A club; he led them to the championship last season.
The 70-year-old, who won three Chinese Super League (CSL) titles and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League with Guangzhou Evergrande, was dismissed after a bad run which was made worse by a heavy 3-0 defeat to title rivals Flamengo on Sunday, which was the club's seventh consecutive top-flight match without victory.
Scolari will be replaced by Mano Menezes, who has previously coached rivals Corinthians, Flamengo, Gremio and also had a stint with CSL side Shandong Luneng.