Brazil World Champions… of Firing Coaches

A recent study found Brazil is the country where top-flight coaches are fired the most. Directed by the German Sport University Cologne, the study examined the firing of coaches in the Brazilian league from 2003 to 2018.

by Rodrigo Almonacid

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) The coronavirus pandemic has swollen the unemployment rolls to record levels in Brazil, but take a moment to pity another kind of jobless worker: football coaches in the Brazilian top flight routinely fired for as few as four bad results.

Brazilian clubs are the world champions of sacking coaches, and the turnover has been high this year: 23 rounds into the season, no less than 22 coaches have already got the boot.

It is not just teams at the bottom of the table playing musical chairs with the coach's seat in . . .

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