Brazil's 2002 World Cup winner
Rivaldo has quit Sao Paulo after the club extended the contract
of controversial coach Emerson Leao for another year.
However, the former Barcelona, AC Milan, Deportivo Coruna
and Olympiakos player said he planned to continue his career.
"I would like to inform everyone that as from Saturday,
which will be my last training session, I will no longer be part
of the Sao Paulo squad," the 39-year-old said on Twitter.
"The directors told me officially that I'm not continuing in
the club next year."
"It's not my farewell from football as I still have a lot of
wood to put on the fire, I plan to continue my career until the
end of 2012."
Rivaldo, who joined the club this year after playing the
previous three seasons in Uzbekistan, has fallen out of favour
since former Brazil coach and goalkeeper Leao took over in
Leao, whose career has been littered with personality
clashes, was given an extension despite an unspectacular start
at the club.
"Although the results have not been very impressive for the
time being, his day-to-day work has been very satisfactory,"
said the club on its website.
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