Sao Paulo parts ways with Hernan Crespo

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 14 (IANS): Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo has sacked manager Hernan Crespo after just eight months in the role.

The decision on Wednesday came two days after the six-time league champions drew 0-0 at Cuiaba, a result that left them 13th in the 20-team Serie A standings.

"Sao Paulo Football Club informs that Hernan Crespo leaves the technical command of the team this Wednesday. The decision was taken by mutual agreement after a conversation between the coach and the board," read a Sao Paulo statement.

It added that the club would "immediately" begin searching for a new manager, without revealing who would take charge in the interim, reports Xinhua.

Crespo joined Sao Paulo on a two-year contract in February, less than a month after guiding Argentina's Defensa y Justicia to the Copa Sudamericana title, their first international trophy. He previously had spells as manager of Modena and Banfield.

As a player, Crespo was capped 64 times for Argentina in a career that included stints with River Plate, Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan and Genoa.

Sao Paulo registered 24 wins, 19 draws and 10 defeats under the 46-year-old's stewardship.


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Sao Paulo parts ways with Hernan Crespo

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image