Former Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has quit as Gremio boss after his side suffered a 2-0 defeat to side Coritiba last weekend. Gremio opened their campaign with a 3-3 draw with newly promoted side Ponte Preta, but only two games into the Brazilian season, Scolari said he didn’t believe he could improve the team.
Before the Brazilian league started, Gremio took part in the Rio Grande do Sul State Championship, losing the final to rival team Internacional.
Luiz Felipe Scolari was Brazil’s national coach in the 2014 World Cup and guided the hosts to the semi-finals before they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany. He took charge of Gremio shortly after quitting Brazil and managed to guide them into a solid 7th placed finish.
Gremio announced on Tuesday that Scolari asked to leave because he believed he couldn’t improve the team. When speaking about the incident, Gremio president Romildo Bozan said Scolari “did a good job, but the results were not there”.