Sao Paulo, Sep 2 IANS | 4 months ago

Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has been sacked by Brazil giants Palmeiras, less than four months after taking the role.

The 56-year-old, a former striker for Argentina's national team, was told of his fate during a meeting with Palmeiras officials Monday, the Sao Paulo club said on its official website, reports Xinhua.

The decision follows Palmeiras' 0-1 loss to Internacional Saturday, a result that left them 16th in Brazil's Serie A standings.

Assistant coach Alberto Valentim has been named the team's interim coach.

The eight-time Brazilian champions returned to Brazil's top flight this year after being relegated for only the second time in their history in 2012.

Palmeiras' next Serie A match is Saturday's away trip to Atletico Paranaense.

(Posted on 02-09-2014)

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