RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Former Real Madrid and Brazil boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been named head coach of Cruzeiro for a third time, the Brazilian club said on Tuesday.
Luxemburgo replaces Mozart Santos, who stepped down last week following a run of nine games with a victory.
One of Brazil's most successful and traditional clubs, Cruzeiro have suffered a rapid fall from grace in recent years.
After being relegated for the first time in their history in 2019, the Foxes finished 11th in Brazil's second tier last year. They are currently 18th in the 20-team Serie B standings.
Luxemburgo, who has been out of work since leaving Vasco da Gama in February, is the only manager to win five Brazilian Serie A titles. He was Brazil's national team boss from 1998 to 2000 and had an 11-month spell in charge of Real Madrid in 2005.
The 69-year-old led Cruzeiro to the Copa do Brasil-Serie A double during his first spell in charge of the club in 2003 before returning for an ill-fated two-month spell in 2015. Enditem