RIO DE JANEIRO - Former South American
champions Internacional have sacked coach Paulo Roberto Falcao
and football director Roberto Siegmann, the Brazilian club said
"The decision came about for a number of factors," club
president Giovanni Luigi was quoted as telling a news conference
on their website.
"I understand we weren't getting results and the [team's]
performances were unsatisfactory. It was a decision that had to
be taken, it was time to make a change."
He added that the new coach and the club's new director of
football would be named by Wednesday at the latest.
Former Brazil midfielder and Internacional idol Falcao was
appointed in mid-April after Celso Roth, who steered the Reds to
their second South American Libertadores Cup victory last year,
Under Roth, Inter failed in December to regain the Club
World Cup title they had won in 2006 when they became the first
team from outside Europe or South America to fall in the
semi-finals, beaten by African champions TP Mazembe of the
Democratic Republic of Congo.
Results under Falcao have been mixed and his sacking comes
after three successive defeats in the Brazilian Championship
where Inter are eighth with 15 points from 11 matches.
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