Palmeiras fires Scolari; coached Brazil to 2002 World Cup
The Sao Paulo team issued a statement Monday announcing the sacking of Luis Felipe Scolari, whose squad was eliminated last week from the Copa Libertadores tournament. No replacement was named.
It was Scolari’s third term at Palmeiras, which he led to the Brazilian championship last year. They won the Libertadores in 1999.
But Palmeiras has gone seven league games without winning and lost to Gremio in the Libertadores quarterfinals.
He led Brazil to its last World Cup title, but also oversaw the humiliating 7-1 semifinal loss to Germany in the 2014 Cup that Brazil hosted.