Scolari sacked by Palmeiras
Ex-Brazil coach loses job after poor run of form
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: September 14, 2012 10:40am
Luiz Felipe Scolari: Sacked by Palmeiras after nine defeats in their last 13 games
Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has been axed as Palmeiras manager.
Palmeiras took the decision to part with Scolari following Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Vasco da Gama, which was the club's ninth defeat in their last 13 games.
The club find themselves second-bottom of the Brazilian Campeonato with 20 points from 24 games and they have decided to look for a new man to replace Scolari
A statement on the club's official website read: "After a meeting on Thursday afternoon between the president, director of football and technical committee of Palmeiras, it was mutually decided to terminate the contract between the coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and the club. Along with Scolari, assistant coach Flavio Murtosa also leaves the club."
Scolari, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, returned for his second stint at Palmeiras in 2010, but has been unable to transform the club's fortunes.