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Former defender Marcelo Fernandes named Santos coach

Marcelo Fernandes has been confirmed as coach of Santos on a permanent basis, the Brazilian club said.

Former defender Marcelo Fernandes named Santos coach

Rio de Janeiro: Marcelo Fernandes has been confirmed as coach of Santos on a permanent basis, the Brazilian club said.

The 43-year-old was the interim manager after Enderson Moreira was sacked on March 5, reported Xinhua.

Santos president Modesto Roma Jr said Fernandes, a defender for the club in the 1990s, was a popular choice.

"Everybody clamoured for it and we have to listen to what the fans, the players and the board says," Roma Jr said in a statement on the club's web site on Thursday.

The appointment also has the backing of club legend Pele.

"I like the decision. He is one of us and he represents a new generation," the three-time World Cup-winner said.

Santos' next match is away to Marilia on Saturday in the Sao Paulo state league.

 

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