Former Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been sacked for the second time this season after Cruzeiro confirmed his dismissal on Monday afternoon.
The record five-time Brazilian champion was let-go a day after the Belo Horizonte club's disappointing 1-0 home loss to Santos, which dropped the two-time defending champs to 16th in the league table, one spot away from a relegation place.
- Cruzeiro E. Clube (@Cruzeiro) August 31, 2015
Champions in 2013 and 2014, Cruzeiro, who revamped their roster after the sale of stars Everton Ribeiro and Ricardo Goulart during the winter window, dismissed long-time coach Marcelo Oliveira in June after a poor start to the league campaign.
Luxemburgo, who had been fired just days before following an equally-frustrating start at Flamengo, was immediately hired.
It was Luxemburgo's second stint in charge of the club at which he'd previously won Minas Gerais state championship, Brazilian Cup and a Brazilian league title between 2002 and 2004.
Over his 19-game spell this season with Raposa, however, Luxemburgo managed just six wins, three draws and 10 losses and finished his brief tenure on a six-game winless run.