Fluminense hires coach Ramalho till end of 2010

BY foxsports • April 26, 2010

Brazilian club Fluminense has hired coach Muricy Ramalho through to the end of the year.

Ramalho replaces coach Cuca, who was fired last week. Ramalho has not coached since being let go by Palmeiras in February.

Ramalho won three straight Brazilian league titles with Sao Paulo from 2006-08. He came close to winning it again with Palmeiras last season, when the team led for much of the competition only to be overhauled near the finish.

Fluminense won the Brazilian league in 1984 and the Brazilian Cup in 2007. The team is in the quarterfinals of this season's Brazilian Cup. The Brazilian league does not start until May.