RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians have sacked head coach Tiago Nunes after the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.
The announcement came a day after a 2-0 home loss to Palmeiras, a result that left Corinthians 13th in the 20-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.
"Corinthians thank [Tiago] for the services provided ... and wish him success in the next phase of his career," the club said in a brief statement late on Friday.
Nunes, who resigned from Athletico Parananense to take charge of Corinthians last November, led the Sao Paulo-based outfit to 10 wins, 10 draws and eight defeats.
Club under-20 coach Dyego Coelho will manage the first team on an interim basis, starting with a clash against Fluminense at Rio's Maracana stadium on Sunday, the statement said.
Corinthians are one of the most successful soccer clubs in Brazil, having won the national Serie A title seven times. Enditem