RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) – Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo sacked coach Hernan Crespo on Wednesday after just eight months in the job.
The decision came two days after the six-time league champions drew 0-0 at Cuiaba, a result that left them 13th in the Serie A table with 20 teams.
“The Sao Paulo Football Club informs that Hernan Crespo is leaving the technical command of the team on Wednesday. The decision was taken by mutual agreement after a conversation between the coach and the management,” read a statement from Sao Paulo.
He added that the club would “immediately” start looking for a new manager, without revealing who would take charge in the meantime.
Crespo joined Sao Paulo on a two-year contract in February, less than a month after leading Argentina’s Defensa y Justicia to the Copa Sudamericana title, their first international trophy. He previously had spells as the manager of Modena and Banfield.
As a player, Crespo has been selected 64 times for Argentina in a career that has included stints with River Plate, Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan and Genoa.
Sao Paulo recorded 24 wins, 19 draws and 10 losses under the management of the 46-year-old.