Scolari steps down at Gremio

2015-05-20 10:50
Luiz Felipe Scolari (Supplied)
Luiz Felipe Scolari (Supplied)

Sao Paulo - Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari stepped down Tuesday at Porto Alegre-based side Gremio following a weekend loss to Curitiba to end a third spell in charge of the southerners.

The 66-year-old took over a month after he resigned as national coach following the World Cup - hosts Brazil suffered a humiliating 7-1 humbling by Germany in the semi-finals - but has been unable to take the club to new heights after pleas to strengthen the squad fell largely on deaf ears.

"He asked to resign this morning and I understood his cycle and capacity to take the club on had come to an end," said club chairman Romildo Bolzan after the club managed just one point from its opening two matches of the new league campaign.

Gremio finished seventh last season but missed out on a place in the Libertadores Cup and lost their state league final to arch rivals Internacional two weeks ago.

Scolari - who in his first spell as Brazil coach guided them to the 2002 World Cup title - had previously led Gremio to Libertadores glory in 1995.

Read more on:    luiz felipe scolari  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.