Caio Jr. out as Botafogo coach after 3rd loss

Botafogo says Caio Jr. will not coach the club in the last three

Brazilian league matches.

Botafogo said on Thursday on its website that the coach and the

club mutually agreed on him leaving his post immediately. The

announcement came a day after Botafogo fell 2-1 to second-to-last

America, marking its third loss in a row.

The result could ultimately cost the team a chance to play in

next year’s Copa Libertadores, as only the top five teams will

advance.

Botafogo was contending for the league title until losing the

three consecutive matches to drop to fifth in the 20-team

standings.

Botafogo goalkeeper coach Flavio Tenius will take over the squad

until a new manager is announced.