Former Brazil captain Zico has quit as director of Flamengo after only four months, blaming “cowardly fueds” within the country’s most popular club for making life impossible.
Former Brazil captain Zico has quit as director of his beloved Flamengo after only four months, saying that rivalries within the country`s most popular club had made his life impossible.
Brazilian champions Flamengo sacked Rogerio Lourenco, their second coach this year, on Friday after a disappointing four months on the international and domestic front.
Flamengo dashed the Libertadores Cup hopes of fellow Brazilians Corinthians with an away goals victory on Wednesday after their last-16 tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Brazilian champions Flamengo sacked coach Andrade and two club officials on Friday, the three men falling victim to the team`s disappointing Libertadores Cup campaign.
Flamengo favourite Dejan Petkovic is adored in his adopted home but the midfielder will be cheering for his native Serbia if they meet five-times champions Brazil in the 2010 World Cup final.
Santos, without Robinho and his teenaged striker partner Neymar, crushed tiny Ituano 9-1 in the Paulista championship on Sunday taking their tally to 60 goals in 18 matches this year.
Brazil striker Adriano scored a hat-trick to give national champions Flamengo a 5-3 win over Fluminense in a spectacular Carioca (Rio de Janeiro) championship derby on Sunday.
Former Brazil striker Vagner Love left CSKA Moscow on Friday to join Flamengo on loan for the new season that kicks off this weekend.
Flamengo lifted the Brazilian championship when they came from a goal down to beat Gremio 2-1 at a packed Maracana to end a 17-year wait for the country`s best supported team on Sunday.
Flamengo squandered the chance to go top of the Brazilian championship when they were held 0-0 by Goias.
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