Palmeiras part company with Scolari
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Palmeiras have parted company with former Chelsea, Brazil and Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Palmeiras took the decision following their 3-1 defeat by Vasco da Gama, the club's ninth defeat in their last 13 league matches and one that leaves them second-bottom of the Brazilian Campeonato with 20 points from 24 games.

A statement on the club's website read: "After a meeting on Thursday afternoon between the president, director of football and technical committee of Palmeiras, it was mutually decided to terminate the contract between the coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and the club. Along with Scolari, assistant coach Flavio Murtosa also leaves the club."

The 63-year-old Scolari, who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ with Brazil, returned for his second stint at Palmeiras in 2010.