Fluminense has terminated the manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo from his post after continuous poor performances of the team.
Fluminense hasn’t won a single game in the last 5 weeks. They have been defeated 6 times in their last 9 games and they are in danger of being relegated to the second tier of Brazilian football. If it happens, it will be the first time in the history of Brazilian football that a reigning champion will suffer relegation.
At this point of time, Fluminense is at no. 17 in the Futebol Brasileiro points table. They have played 33 league games so far out of which they have won 9 and have lost 15. The remaining 9 games have ended in the form of draws.
At the end of the league, the last 4 sides in the points table will be relegated to the second tier and Fluminense might end up being one of those 4 sides if they continue performing like this.
Luxemburgo had signed for Fluminense in July this year. He had taken over from Abel Braga.
The club had massive expectations with Luxemburgo because of his huge experience in the field of management, but, the 61 years old Brazilian couldn’t live up to it.
Fluminense released a statement earlier today confirming the termination of Luxemburgo. That statement says, “The chairman of the club Mr. Siemsen has taken the decision that Luxemburgo will not continue at his post.”
“Luxemburgo has already been told about the decision of the chairman and he will leave tomorrow.”
It has also been announced by Fluminense that Dorival Junior who is a former Vasco da Gama manager would take over from Luxemburgo.
Fluminense will take on Nautico in its next match on Thursday. That will be a home game for them.