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Muricy Ramalho returns to Sao Paulo in place of Autuori


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Muricy Ramalho returns to Sao Paulo in place of Autuori

Sao Paulo fired its coach Paulo Autuori, who failed to get the team out of the relegation zone in the Brazilian Championship, replacing him with Muricy Ramalho.

Autuori, who had coached Sao Paulo in 2005 when he took them on to win the Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup, couldn't manage to reverse the losing streak this season.

With 10 losses, four draws and only 3 wins after taking over the team in June, Autuori sealed his departure last weekend after losing 2-0 Coritiba. Sao Paulo is in 18th place out of 20 teams in the Brasileiro.

Meanwhile his replacement, Muricy Ramalho, also is well known at the club. He led them from 2006 to 2008, during which he won three consecutive national championships, and in 1994, when he won the Copa CONMEBOL.

He also coached Santos to the 2011 Copa Libertadores championship.


Text and photo: AFP